The Florida State Seminoles landed a surprising commitment on Monday when Booker T. Washington High School athlete Treon Harris verbally committed to play in Tallahassee.
Harris comes from a family that is well known by Miami Hurricane fans, leading many to think he would end up in Coral Gables as well. His brother Brandon Harris was star cornerback for the Canes and his father Tim Harris coached on the Miami staff under former head coach Randy Shannon.
However, Harris flipped the script on Monday, committing to the rival Seminoles, who said he would get a chance to play quarterback when he arrives on campus.
Harris is listed as a four star “athlete” on most recruiting services, but he has gone on record saying he wanted a chance to play under center. His stats last year as a junior were incredible. He threw for over 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns, and added another 15 rushing touchdowns on the ground.
He doesn’t have the ideal size (5-foot-10 180 pounds) to play quarterback in college, but he is the definition of a dual threat quarterback. He has a great arm but is perhaps most dangerous on the move with the option to throw or run. He has great speed, lateral movement and acceleration, all attributes that will help him if he ends up transitioning away from quarterback eventually.
There’s a reasonable chance he ends up at either wide receiver or defensive back after a redshirt season, but Florida State will worry about that when the day comes. For the time being, they will enjoy their third big name commitment in the last week. Last Wednesday at The Opening, Trey Marshall and Corey Martinez both verbally committed to Florida State, and with Harris’ commitment, the Noles are up the no. 3 in the Rivals Team Rankings.
B.L. is an ACC Football writer for Rant Sports and can be followed on Twitter @coachlip.