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Florida S Marcell Harris is staying for his senior season

Sep 5, 2015; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Marcell Harris (26) works out prior to the game against the New Mexico State Aggies at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Florida has lost five underclassmen to the NFL draft. It won’t lose a sixth.

Safety Marcell Harris announced Sunday night via Twitter that, as expected, he will stay in school for his senior season.

Harris led the Gators with 73 tackles, and added two interceptions, one forced fumble and a sack. He was a key reserve in 2015 who became a starter this season and responded in kind. He always was known as a big hitter, but played with more consistency this season. He is at his best playing in the box.

Despite losing three key members of the secondary in cornerbacks Jalen Tabor and Quincy Wilson and safety Marcus Maye — Maye was a senior, the two corners were juniors — Harris’ decision means the Gators should be at least solid in the back end in 2017.

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