NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State head football coach Rod Reed has announced the enrollment of Treon Harris for the spring semester. Harris comes to TSU from the University of Florida where he played for two seasons, which consisted of a trip to the SEC Championship game as a sophomore.
Harris will have two seasons of eligibility and will come in and compete with O’Shay Ackerman-Carter for the quarterback position. Ackerman-Carter is coming off an injury he suffered in the third game of the season. At the time of his injury, Ackerman-Carter was ranked third nationally in passing yards/completion (17.09) and sixth in passing efficiency (171.5).
Harris played in 21 games, starting 15, while with the Gators and completed 174-of-346 passes for 2,695 yards, 10 interceptions and 18 touchdowns. The versatile quarterback added 570 yards on the ground, carrying 171 times and reached the end zone on three occasions.
As a sophomore, the 5-11 signal caller started the final eight games of the season, including the 2015 SEC Championship game. As a true freshman, Harris started the final six games of the season, including an upset win over No. 9 Georgia in his first career start. He was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after throwing for 1,019 yards with nine touchdowns. The Miami, Fla. native was named the team’s Offensive Player of the Game against Vanderbilt and led UF to a nine-point comeback win at Tennessee, engineering two scoring drives in the fourth quarter.
Harris guided Tim Harris’ Booker T. Washington squad to Class 4A state championships in 2012 and 2013 and a runner-up finish in 2011. He was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was ranked as a 4-Star prospect and the No. 7 Athlete according to ESPN300.
The Tigers will begin spring practice on Mar. 6 in preparation for the Spring Game, scheduled for Saturday, Apr. 8.