Countdown to Kickoff: #53 Kavaris Harkless

Continuing our countdown to the season with the player jersey numbers and Tuesday marked the 53rd day before the Gators kickoff the season. Number 53 on this Gator roster is redshirt freshman offensive tackle Kavaris Harkless.

Kavaris Harkless was a last minute addition to the 2014 recruiting class when ehe dropped his commitment to Louisville and switched to Florida all in the first week in January and in enough time to enroll at Florida in January of 2014.

The redshirt freshman did not see any playing time last year, but now has had two springs to get his body ready physically to play SEC football. He was actually the starter at right tackle at the conclusion of spring drills and the graduate of Trinity Christian in Jacksonville clocks in at 6-foot- and 292 pounds.

The battle will be fierce at tackle with Harkless, senior transfer Mason Halter, redshirt freshman Andrew Mike, and true freshmen Martez Ivey and Fredrick Johnson, but expect harkless to be right there in the battle all along.

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