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Booker T. Washington's Treon Harris still committed to Florida State despite his recruitment heating up

Treon Harris and his family members knew his college recruitment was going to pick up tremendously at the end of his high school season.

It’s even something Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher was hoping to avoid with his commitment from Miami Booker T. Washington since last July.

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“Coach Fisher knew the type of talent Treon had as a quarterback,” older brother Tim Harris Jr. said, “and he told my dad, [Booker T. coach Tim ‘Ice’ Harris] that a long time ago.

“‘Coach [Ice], I know he’s committed to us right now, but I understand that schools are going to come after him late in the game, and my job is to just fight them off. He’s going to have other schools come after him sooner or later.’ And [Fisher] was hoping that Treon stayed a secret for him throughout the whole process, but [Fisher] knew there was going to come a time where he’s going to have to fight for him.”

Treon Harris has 16 days left until National Signing Day on Feb. 5 to make a final decision on what college he wants to attend, and is still getting scholarship offers – the latest from Alabama and Louisville per his Twitter account Tuesday.

He took an official visit to UF this past weekend, and has official visits set up to Auburn on Jan. 24 and Miami on Jan. 31. He also has an in-home visit set up with Gators coach Will Muschamp on Tuesday night. Tim Harris Jr. expects FSU, Auburn and Miami to also stop by for in-home visits, but nothing is set at this time. 

As for his younger brother’s visit to UF, Harris said it was “pretty good” as the quarterback got to check out Gainesville socially with the current crop of Gators, and also watched film with UF’s new offensive coordinator, Kurt Roper.

“It was all positive,” Harris said. “[Treon] was able to see [UF’s new offense] first-hand. It’s just if he can visualize himself there the next four years.” Harris said was not sure if his brother spent any time on the visit with Will Grier – UF’s early enrollee quarterback from Davidson, N.C. – or Tampa Jefferson athlete Deiondre Ponder, who committed to UF on Monday and could either play receiver, cornerback or quarterback for the Gators.

As for Auburn and Miami, both schools are also looking for another freshman quarterback to join their rosters next season. Auburn has locked up Davie University School’s Sean White, while UM has Brad Kaaya from West Hills (Ca.) Chaminade High. Both White and Kaaya took official visits to their respective schools this past weekend.

“Treon, he don’t really worry about anything like that,” Harris said. “Coming from where we’re from and how we’ve always had to compete. "That’s never been an issue at all.”

As for UM – a school with many ties with the Harris family – trying to land the youngest Harris might be an uphill battle. Tim “Ice” Harris was an assistant coach on Randy Shannon’s staff at UM, Tim Harris Jr. was an All-American at track and field, and older brother Brandon was an All-American cornerback for UM and currently plays for Houston Texans.

But for Treon Harris, who recently received the scholarship offer to exclusively play quarterback, Tim Harris Jr. said, “[Treon is] open to listening to them but they’re trying to make up a lot of ground in a short time.”

With FSU still very much in the lead, Treon Harris is just looking for some final clarity among the four schools on his list.

“I don’t think there’s going to be a lot more [FSU] can tell [Treon],” Tim Harris Jr. said. “That’s what you have to respect about Florida State. They know they were the first school to jump on him as a quarterback and be truthful with him about [keeping him at the position].

“And even with the new schools jumping on him now, they’re not trying to deter him from visiting schools like a lot of other schools do out there.”

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RichmondHeightsCane

Harris will be a good fit for Auburn, Baylor, and Oregon. Florida is the only state college that will use his dual-threat abilities due to the new OC. I would love to have Harris and Gray compete at the U with a new offensive system. Harris, FSU system does not fit your talent.

National Champs

If you want to develop as a QB there is only one choice FSU. The last four QB's Jimbo has worked with have been drafted in the 1st round of the NFL. Jimbo knows QB's. QB's that go to UF are never heard from again. Those are just the facts. The only thing you are guaranteed at UM is to see a lot of orange on game day and a coach that won't be there much longer. Thought for sure he was gone this year to Penn State. Orange being the back side of all the empty seats at a stadium that is 30 miles off campus. Game day or game weekend for that matter at FSU is far beyond what you see at UM.

spokes

With Jimbos track record, I'd be inclined to send my boy to FSU. Auburn's coach much the same. FSU and auburn weren't in the title game by accident. They had the best coaching in college at the QB position.

Iquis305

Auburn is the best fit for his still of play, but watching him play for the pass four years i can say that he has become a pretty good passer and his ceiling is very high. Jimbo is the perfect coach to help him develop and react his potential if not surpass it.

manuel

He will end up at FSU, Auburn or Miami in that order. Ordinarily, I would say we have a tough time getting him because of current situation, but Coley is a great recruiter.

The guy would be nuts to go to UF. Look at their QB transfers the last 3 years, its crazy. This new duke coach just ran Cucliffs offense anyway.

Frank

He'll be great where ever he chooses. FSU offered first plus Jimbo's track record with QB's speaks for its self.

Flush Limpbone

Lol. Jimbo's track record with QBs? How are those QBs of his doing at the next level?? And as soon as Winston saw any kind of real pressure (from Auburn) he didn't look so great. If those two Auburn DBs don't smack into each other and let Green sprint 45 yards, we're talking about how Winston choked and Jimbo got out-coached, again.

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