School: Trinity Christian
Position: Offensive Line
Rivals Ranking: 3-star
Recruited by: Brad Lawing, Joker Phillips
Notable: Harkless wasn’t supposed to be a Gator. He had already packed his bags and arrived in Louisville, Kentucky, ready to join Charlie Strong’s Cardinals. Then Strong accepted the head-coaching job at Texas and Harkless had a change of heart.
He called his high school head coach and asked for advice.
The rest is history. Harkless left Louisville and enrolled at Florida the very next week. He informed Will Muschamp of his decision and even chose Florida despite the Gators not having an offensive line coach at the time.
Harkless was a key member of Trinity Christian’s offensive line and helped lead his team to a state championship on the way to being named to the 3A All-State team in Florida.
Quotable: Despite being committed and ready to enroll at Louisville, Harkless is excited about being a Gator and so is his new head coach.
“Coach Muschamp was really happy when I called him and told him that I was going to Florida. He was excited to get the call because he had been recruiting me really hard the last couple of weeks. He said that Florida got better because of me.”