Jul. 25, 2016
Why Treon Harris Should Transfer To Kansas State
Today, another starting quarterback for the Florida Gators has decided to leave the team. Junior Treon Harris has chosen to transfer before the college football season starts in a few weeks time. Even though he played 20 games for the Gators the last two seasons, Harris wasn't one of those guys that fits in Jim McElwain's system. McElwain is most likely going to start Luke Del Rio for the Gators with Feleipe Franks starting his development.
Harris did have issues off the field as an underclassman but did quarterback the Gators to bowl games. Harris is described as a run-first guy, who have ways of winning games as a dual-threat passer. While is the third quarterback to transfer from Florida, I can see Harris join the Kansas State Wildcats. I'll give my reasons why.
If Harris wants to win, become that dual-threat offense quarterback, and play for a great coach in Bill Snyder, Kansas State is the best fit for him. Sure, everyone wants to know how many years Snyder has, but Snyder's program is capable of having great seasons in the Big 12. He's had great success with players like Collin Klein, Michael Bishop, and Jake Waters. And by the way, most of those guys did transfer out of their respective schools.
Harris will have to improve as a passer, but Kansas State wins their games when they run the ball. That might be easier for Harris in the Big 12 over the SEC, as defenses in the Big 12 lack size on the spread attack. As long as Snyder is around, the Wildcats will be contenders to win the Big 12 conference. Even if Synder does retire, history shows us that Josh Freeman was a first-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when Ron Prince was coaching the program.