Harris works out with Muschamp


Four-star safety Marcell Harris was the biggest name — and body — working out in the secondary at the Will Muschamp Football Camp on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-1, 209-pounder came down for another unofficial visit to Gainesville and participated in both sessions. He was able to go through several drills conducted by Muschamp, who coaches safeties for Florida’s defense.

Harris is a Rivals100 and ESPN150 member. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi)

“It was great to see his defensive scheme and coaching style firsthand,” Harris said. “One of the good things about him is you got a head coach who is also your position coach. I like that a lot.”

The Orlando Dr. Phillips prospect, whose father played free safety for the Gators, also likes that UF plays in a prestigious conference.

“Florida’s just a good school,” Harris said. “It’s in the SEC and you’re always going to find good competition there. That’s the place everyone wants to be. So that’s one of the things I’ve always liked about Florida because I’m very competitive.”

His summer plans are a testament to that. Harris will compete in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge next week and The Opening in July.

He hopes to make a strong statement at both events.

“I’m going out there to tear it up and put my foot down as the best smash-mouth safety there is in the nation,” Harris said. “I won’t have no friends until after it’s over with and we’re on the flight back home.”

Harris plans to find a college home before the start of his senior season. He will soon narrow down his list of nearly 20 offers to five finalists.

The Gators are the only school that will make the cut for sure.

“That’s the plan,” Harris said of his summer decision. “I know that Florida will be in my top five and I’ll figure out the rest sometime this summer.”


  1. man, it sure would be nice to have a REAL saftey back in the secondary just knockn peoples heads off. he is already 6’1 and 210lbs, thats the size u need in the backend to stop the big SEC backs
    he would be as big a get as tunsil would be. mark my words

  2. HOLY COW I love this young man. Zach do us a favor and find out what number he is gonna have strapped to him please? I cant wait to yell out his call sign after a lick. Good Lord, God is good to the Gators.

    Am I wrong to have visions of Nelson, Wright in my head when I read about this kid?

    I hope he is interested in fielding punts. Go Gators!!