New offensive coordinator Kurt Roper made his presence in Gainesville immediately known on National Signing Day by flipping quarterback recruit Treon Harris from FSU.
Harris had originally committed to the Seminoles in the summer of 2013. However, as signing day grew closer, the four-star recruit scheduled official visits to Miami, Florida and Auburn. Alabama also recruited and offered Harris a scholarship.
247 Sports lists Harris as the ninth-ranked athlete in the country, and 123rd best player in this year’s field. He adds much-needed depth to Florida’s quarterback position, joining fellow 2014 stud QB commit Will Grier. Beyond fulfilling a need, the flip shows that the Gators can still go heads-up in recruiting against their in-state rival after suffering a down year on the field.
Harris was likely sold on the versatility of Roper’s offensive schemes. The new coordinator has a history of developing quarterbacks that play in the NFL. Moreover, he tailors the offense to players on the roster. Meaning, while he will presumably be third on the depth chart at quarterback in 2014, Harris could very well see the field due to his athleticism and varied skill set.
Below are highlights of Harris in high school: