Marcell Harris Learns More About UF

He's been to Gainesville quite a few times, but star safety Marcell Harris was able to learn a few new things while on Florida's campus for Junior Day on Saturday. Harris maintains a keen interest in Florida and the football program, but picked up on some things academically and in the weight room area that caught his eye.

Marcell Harris has camped at Florida a couple of times and had a great time showing off skills that make him one of the best in all of high school football. On Saturday, he was able to check out more than what happens between the goal lines at The Swamp.

"It went good," he said about the Junior Day visit. "They showed us around the school. We saw some of the things that we really don't get to see when we go to the camps.

"One thing that really stood out was the new weight lifting coach (Jeff Dillman). He showed us some new technology that will help you with speed. It's like a timing device that helps you see how fast you are doing your reps and tell you how much weight is on the bar.

"He seemed like he was a pretty cool guy and the technology stuff was something I had never seen, so that was pretty cool."

Harris met with the coaching staff including a talk with head coach Will Muschamp that included Harris' mother in the room.

"They were just telling me to stay focused on things and made sure I was going to try and graduate early," Harris said of the talk. "They were telling me how things were going and that the class they signed was pretty highly ranked."

Harris said his mom liked the trip, but is staying clear of making the choice for him.

"She grew up in Gainesville but will be with me about wherever I make my decision," he said. "She has been with me from day one and even if she can't make my games she will be the loudest one there. She just wants me to make the right decision for me."

There is one thing that most schools are going to have a hard time comparing with when it comes to Florida. The head coach is a former collegiate safety and a defensive backs' coach.

"It is a plus because you end up spending time with the head coach," Harris said about Muschamp. "That is probably a good deal for Florida."

Harris knows a lot about Florida. He has always liked the program and with another visit came away knowing more about what it is like being a Gator.

"I have a better understanding of the academic situation, but other than that there was no need for any clarity, nothing really that I haven't seen before," he said. "It was good to just get a better feel for the place."

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