Florida receives surprise commitment on Sunday

The Florida Gators received some unexpected good news on Sunday afternoon when former Louisville offensive linemen commit Kavaris Harkless (6-5, 269, Jacksonville, FL Trinity Christian) decommitted from the Cardinalss and committed to the Gators.

Harkless decommitted just hours after the news broke that Charlie Strong was leaving Louisville to head to Texas and their job opening.

Florida offered Harkless in December but never really gained much interest from the Jacksonville star since Harkless is an early enrollee and was all set to enroll at Louisville.

Things changed, however, when Strong took the Texas job. Harkless committed to the Gators and will enroll and start classes on Monday. He will be eligible to compete in spring practice.

Harkless is the 20th member of the Class of 2014 and joins Dontae Angus, Travaris Dorsey, Nolan Kelleher, David Sharpe and Drew Sarvary as offensive line commits for Florida.

Harkless is the eighth early enrollee, joining Kelleher, Sarvary, Taven Bryan, Duke Dawson, Deandre Goolsby, Will Grier and Gerald Willis.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.