Miami Booker T. Washington quarterback Treon Harris committed to Florida State on Monday afternoon despite what appears to be a logjam of incoming QBs in the Seminoles future.
Harris (5-foot-11, 180- pounds), who has guided the Tornadoes to two straight appearances in the state championship game, including last year’s Class 4A state title win over Jacksonville Bolles, picked the Seminoles over hometown Miami and offers from 16 other schools.
“He’s going in as a quarterback,” Treon’s father and Miami Booker T. head coach Ice Harris Sr. said. “We feel comfortable with Coach [Jimbo] Fisher to really give him an opportunity to come in and compete.
“We know they have a big-time guy there right now and he’ll have a chance to go in and compete and if he has to redshirt then he’ll have a chance to really, really learn from a lot of people they have there. They’ve done a great job with the quarterbacks they’ve had there in the past.”
He had also been recruited by some schools as an "athlete" and many were interested in him playing defensive back or receiver.
Harris is the second QB commitment to the Seminoles’ 2014 recruiting class, joining J.J. Cosentino of Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic. Incoming redshirt freshman Jameis Winston will be the likely starter when FSU opens the season at Pittsburgh, Sept. 2. Winston, also a basball outfielder for FSU, was impressive in the ‘Noles’ spring game.
FSU also has February QB signee John Franklin from Plantation, and roster players Jacob Coker (RS-sophomore) and Sean Maguire (RS-Freshman).
Florida State also has highly touted Jacksonville First Coast quarterback DeAndre Johnson coming in with the 2015 class.
“It will be a tough situation with the quarterbacks they have,” Ice Harris Sr. said. “But he’ll be given the opportunity to grow and compete and he’ll have to show Coach Fisher that he can really come in and compete with the other guys they have, as well as the guys they are bringing in, also. Hopefully he can show the coach he can lead the team one day … that he has what it takes to lead them to a national championship. We’ll see what happens.”
In his first three seasons as the starter at Booker T., Harris has completed 245 of 399 passes for an impressive 61 percent, including 50 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. He has also rushed for 1,691 yards and 35 touchdowns and is ranked as the No. 13 dual-threat quarterback in the country by 247sports composite rankings. His stats come despite sitting out the second half of many BTW blowouts.
Harris is the No. 23-ranked player in the Sentinel's 2014 Florida Top 100. He is the 18th commitment to the FSU 2014 recruiting class.
Florida State 2014 commitments(18)
DT Demarcus Christmas, 6-3, 285, Manatee
QB J.J. Cosentino, 6-5, 215, Pittsburgh (Pa.)
LB Kain Daub, 6-3, 240, Jacksonville Sandalwood
OL Alec Eberle, 6-5, 278, Mechanicsville (Va.) Atlee
OL Ethan Frith, 6-7, 292 Summit (Miss.) North Pike
LS Stephen Gabbard, 6-3, 220, Tallahassee Godby
QB Treon Harris, 5-11, 180, Miami Booker T. Washington
ATH Malique Jackson, 5-11, 170, Jessup (Ga.) Wayne County
S Trey Marshall, 5-11, 193, Lake City Columbia
OG Corey Martinez, 6-4, 297, Tampa Catholic
DE Blake McClain, 6-3, 254, Jacksonville Sandalwood
WR Markell Pack, 6-3, 190, Purvis (Miss.)
LB Delvin Purifoy, 6-2, 228, Pensacola Catholic
LB Jacob Pugh, 6-4, 220, Tallahassee Godby
ATH JoJo Robinson, 5-10, 179, Miami Northwestern
TE Mavin Saunders, 6-6, 220, Houston (Texas) Kinkaid School
WR Ryan Sousa, 6-1, 180, Orlando Lake Nona
WR C.J. Worton, 6-0, 170, Homestead South Dade
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