Tennessee State didn’t land Cam Newton’s brother, but it did land a new signal caller of its own. Former Florida quarterback Treon Harris will be taking his talents to Nashville as he will play for TSu, according to 247Sports.com.
The former four-star recruit left Florida prior to the 2016 season and will have two years of eligibility remaining. He threw for 2,695 yards and 18 touchdowns in two seasons at Florida.
His tenure in Gainesville included a sexual battery charge, which was later withdrawn, and a suspension for violating team rules that caused him to miss the Tennessee game in 2015. He had been moved to receiver prior to deciding to transfer in July.
Despite having been a starter in the SEC, there is no guarantee that Harris will be the starter at Tennessee State. O’Shay Ackerman-Carter was having a stellar start to his redshirt sophomore season in 2016 when he tore his MCL. Senior quarterback Ronald Butler stepped in and helped TSU finish 7-4.
TSU has had success with former Florida players as of late, getting good use out of tight end A.C. Leonard and defensive back De’Aunte Saunders a few years back.