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.