Gators add linebacker help

Florida’s thin linebacker position added a graduate transfer on Friday.

Former Georgia Tech linebacker Anthony Harrell announced on his Twitter account Friday night that he would play his final year of college football at Florida. As a graduate transfer, the fifth-year linebacker is eligible immediately to play for the Gators.

The official Georgia Tech account tweeted on Friday that Harrell was suspended indefinitely, and Harrell responded to the account by saying “that’s a lie get your facts right.” Harrell attached a statement about his decision to leave the Yellow Jackets and play for the Gators.

“It is with a sad heart that I announce that I am leaving Georgia Tech and my Yellow Jacket football team,” Harrell said on Twitter. “I have been accepted to the University of Florida’s Masters Degree Program. My family and I have decided that it would be better for my future and where I want to go in life and that I will be attending and playing my 5th year of football at the University of Florida.”

In his Georgia Tech career, Harrell made 54 tackles.

Florida exited spring practice with six scholarship linebackers. However, there are questions about the status of Antonio Morrison (knee). Matt Rolin is also returning after two ACL tears, and Jarrad Davis suffered a knee injury last season. Harrell will provide depth at the position of need.

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