QB Treon Harris transferring from Florida

Treon Harris' move to wide receiver sure didn't last long. The former Florida Gators quarterback is moving on altogether.

Harris is transferring out of the progam, the school confirmed Monday, bringing an abrupt end to a UF career that began with some promise at the quarterback position under former coach Will Muschamp. Harris -- a junior -- recently had been switched to wide receiver, though it's unclear whether that move motivated Harris' decision to leave the program.

As a freshman in 2014, Harris helped spark a 10-9 win over Tennessee and also notched a win over rival Georgia as a starter for Muschamp. He played extensively in the second half of last season under new coach Jim McElwain after QB Will Grier incurred an NCAA suspension. However, Harris struggled mightily in three consecutive losses to end the season, against rival Florida State, Alabama in the SEC title game, and in a blowout loss to Michigan in the Citrus Bowl.

Quarterback Luke Del Rio -- the son of Oakland Raiders coach Jack Del Rio -- who was initially a walk-on at Florida, reportedly has been placed on scholarship. Though McElwain hasn't declared a starter, Del Rio is expected to earn the starting nod this fall in McElwain's second season.

It's unclear what schools might be options for Harris' transfer. He was also recruited by Auburn, FSU and Miami (Fla.) as a four-star recruit from Miami Booker T. Washington High. NCAA rules require Harris to sit out a season if he transfers to another FBS program such as those aforementioned programs. If he transfers to an FCS school, he would be immediately eligible to play.

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