The Florida Gators will start spring practice without Antonio Callaway and Treon Harris. The latest update is that the two are currently enrolled in classes.
Head coach Jim McElwain dished out some unsettling news to Florida fans during his pre-spring practice media session on Tuesday. McElwain informed reporters that star wide receiver Antonio Callaway and former starting quarterback Treon Harris had been absent from the team since January.
The specifics of their abscence were not made available, but one would have to think it’s due to a violation of team rules in some capacity.
McElwain did not state that Callaway and Harris had been suspended – he didn’t reveal much of anything regarding the topic.
InsideTheGators.com senior writer Landon Watnick later reported that both players are enrolled in classes.
“UF university relations tells me that #Gators’ Treon Harris and Antonio Callaway are both currently enrolled at UF,” Watnick tweeted.
Given the stagnant nature of Florida’s offense down the home-stretch of the 2015 season, it’s extremely important that McElwain has all hands on deck this spring to set the tone heading into the 2016 season. The biggest question mark is the quarterback competition, but one factor that weighs heavily into determining who’s right for the position is the chemistry a player develops with the receivers.
Callaway is the next superstar wideout for the Gators, something the program has been missing for the past several years. Harris is supposed to be taking reps with the wide receivers this spring, and is a guy who has proven that he can make plays with the ball in his hands.
Both are players the Gators need on the field this spring, especially Callaway.
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