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Treon Harris moving from quarterback to wide receiver

Treon Harris

Insiders tell GN that speculation that has been floating around about Florida’s Treon Harris moving from quarterback is correct: Harris will be a receiver during the Gators’ spring practice.

Florida’s offense struggled with Harris at the controls in the second half of the 2016 season, and the Gators scored just 24 total points in their season-ending three-game losing streak.

Harris started nine games in 2015 and threw for more than 200 yards just three times — in a season-opening win over New Mexico State, in a loss to LSU and in a win over South Carolina. He completed 50 percent or less of his passes in six starts; he was under 40 percent in the final two contests, losses to Alabama in the SEC championship game and to Michigan in the Citrus Bowl.

The UF quarterback battle figures to have four contenders: Luke Del Rio, Austin Appleby and true freshmen Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask, both of whom enrolled early. Trask appears to be a developmental prospect, so in all likelihood, it will be a three-man race.

(You can follow Mike Huguenin on Twitter @MikeHuguenin)

(Feature photo by JEFF BLAKE/USA TODAY SPORTS)

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