Treon Harris is a freshman quarterback from Booker T. Washington High School in Miami. He helped lead the team to Class 4A state championships in 2012 and 2013 en route to earning a spot in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Harris is one of seven quarterbacks on the Florida roster this season and one of two true freshmen. With Jeff Driskel as the starter heading into 2014, Harris will serve as the first backup. He won the backup role over fellow freshman Will Grier.
One of the strengths Harris has is his arm power. He has a cannon and can wing the ball down field even on the run. His scrambling ability resembles that of Driskel, and if Harris has to take the field this season, his playing style should fit right in. We will have to wait to see how much Harris plays in the future, but when he takes first team snaps, it will be an exciting time.
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Expect the Gators to put Harris in any cupcake games that get out of control. It is vital to get true freshman playing time and experience on the field. Practice reps and scrimmages are one thing, but having 90,000 fans cheering at the Swamp or any other SEC school is a whole different level.
Harris has an impressive highlight video from his senior year. Combine that from what he has shown in spring practice leading up to the start of the season, and the Gators have a much more comfortable quarterback situation than they did a year ago. With his athletic ability, Florida could have some packages made just for Harris to stump defenses.
The future is bright for quarterbacks at Florida, and Treon Harris could be leading this team out of the tunnel in a year or two.