Florida’s Treon Harris will move from quarterback to wide receiver, according to a tweet from GridironNow.
This isn’t exactly a surprise, as Harris was borderline dreadful for Florida following the PED suspension of redshirt freshman Will Grier. In 2015, Harris threw for 1,676 yards, nine touchdowns and six interceptions while completing just over 50 percent of his passes. Florida had enough momentum rolling in its favor that it took the SEC East easily, but the Gators got manhandled by Alabama in the SEC Championship Game by a score of 29-15, and Harris only managed to complete 9 of 24 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown to go with an interception.
Harris was no better against Michigan in the Citrus Bowl, completing just 8 of 21 attempts for 146 yards and an interception. Thus, a change was due.
Just who Florida rolls with under center remains to be seen. Grier is transferring out of the program, so he is no longer an option. That means that one of two graduate transfers in either Luke Del Rio or Austin Appleby will likely get the job.
True freshman Feilipe Franks could also be an option.
Either way, with size for the position at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Harris should fit right in at wideout since he was already good at using his legs to begin with. Given the success Braxton Miller had in changing positions at Ohio State, this could be just the move that Harris needs to revive his football career.
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