Treon Harris Commits to Florida State: What 4-Star ATH Brings to Seminoles

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Treon Harris Commits to Florida State: What 4-Star ATH Brings to Seminoles
Via 247Sports

Booker T. Washington High School is known for sending football recruits to Miami, but that won't be the case with 4-star athlete Treon Harris.

Harris, the No. 22 player from the state of Florida according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, has committed to Florida State, per Corey Dowlar of ESPN.com:

The 5-foot-11, 186-pound four-star prospect committed to Florida State over hometown Miami (Fla.) on Monday afternoon, calling the Seminoles' coaching staff to share the news. 

"It was a great announcement," he said. "They kind of knew it was coming because I talk to them every day, but they were excited that it came today." 

The 247Sports Composite ranks Harris as the No. 13 athlete recruit in the nation, but Dowlar reports that Florida State has recruited Harris as a quarterback:

Harris plays quarterback for Washington. At 5-foot-11, he isn't a prototypical quarterback in stature, but he says he doesn't mind that. 

When the lights come on and he steps between the white lines, being a football player is all that matters. 

"They are taking me as a quarterback," he said. 

As a quarterback, Harris will be bringing a lot to the table for the Seminoles, though he is a rather raw talent.

Treon Harris via 247Sports
He has a strong arm, especially when he steps into throws. He'll hit small windows and lead receivers, and isn't afraid to go over top of a defender with a nice touch pass. Harris is mobile and does a good job of feeling pressure and escaping the pocket.

He has 4.58 speed in the 40-yard dash, according to 247Sports, and hits the hole quickly. Harris is an explosive runner who can outrun defenders to open space, but also has quick feet, great vision and the ability to change the field and find new running lanes.

The only thing he'll have to work on is his mechanics, but that's something that will improve with more experience and coaching.

Watching his highlights, you'll notice at times that he almost seems to have a hitch in his throw, or that he releases it in an awkward manner, somewhat like Tim Tebow.

Take a look at these next three screen-grabs and you'll see that he brings the ball too far back and down on his motion, which essentially creates another step as a passer. Ideally, he'll want to have the ball at a 90 degree angle closer to his head rather than down behind him:

Taken via Harris' Hudl highlights
Taken via Harris' Hudl highlights
Taken from Harris' Hudl highlights

Also, notice how his non-throwing arm is extended out in front of him in the first picture, rather than near the ball at all times before the release. This makes him more susceptible to getting stripped, and he'll also lose out on some accuracy without the control that the off-arm gives a quarterback.

These are small details, but they make a huge difference for a quarterback.

The good news is, there's still plenty of time for Harris to clean up his throwing motion, and if he can do that, then he has the raw athleticism and intangibles to be a good quarterback recruit.

Florida State's 2014 class now features 18 commitments.

It's also worth noting that Harris is the brother of former Miami standout and current Houston Texans' cornerback Brandon Harris.

 

Note: All scouting and analysis done via tape study of film provided on Harris' 247Sports interest list. Star ranking courtesy of the 247Sports composite.

 

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