Florida signed five receivers in the Class of 2013, but they are still looking to add playmakers for the Class of 2014.
One of those prospects is 2014 Grand Rapids (Mich.) Christian receiver Drake Harris, who recently received a visit from Florida.
“Coach (Brent) Pease came to see me the week before signing day,” Harris said. “It went well. He is really great person and coach. My mom, dad and my coach all got to talk to him, and they all loved him.”
One connection to Florida that the 6-foot-4, 180-pound Harris has is his high school coach, Don Fellows, and Brent Pease are longtime friends.
While Pease visited Harris at his school, Florida coach Will Muschamp has also been in constant contact with Harris.
“I talk to coach Muschamp a lot,” Harris said. “I just talked to him a couple of days ago, and he told me that I’m the No. 1 receiver prospect on their board for 2014. He said he wants to be a Gator and to come visit Florida.”
Harris will visit UF on March 23 as he will be looking to meet the rest of the staff as well as see the Gators facilities.
“I’m looking forward to that visit,” Harris said. “I’ve seen the stadium once when I drove by there, but I’m really looking forward to seeing everything else.”
With Pease and Harris’ high school coach knowing each other, they also run a similar offense, and that’s something Harris likes about Florida.
“Coach Pease has a great offense,” Harris said. “He runs the same style of offense we run in high school where he gets the receivers involved. I think that’s a good thing,because I could pick up on the offense quickly if I choose Florida.”
Harris has been committed to Michigan State since June, but that was in large part due to his attempt to possibly play both basketball and football.
“I committed to Michigan State, because I wanted to play for Tom Izzo,” Harris said. “But now that I’m just doing football, I would say I’m a soft commit and I’ll decide on what the best college is for me for football no matter the distance.”
Harris will look to make a early decision as he plans to early enrollee in December.