Georgia Tech linebacker Anthony Harrell said on his Twitter account Friday that he will transfer to Florida this season. This comes after Georgia Tech said he was suspended indefinitely on their official football Twitter page.
Coach Paul Johnson told Ken Sugiura of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Harrell was suspended for a violation of team rules in a text.
Harrell said that was a lie. You can see the Twitter exchange here:
Linebacker Anthony Harrell has been suspended indefinitely.
— GeorgiaTech Football (@GeorgiaTechFB) June 26, 2015
— Anthony Harrell (@Grindmode_2) June 26, 2015
More from Sugiura:
Harrell graduated from Tech with a management degree in the spring, giving him the option to transfer as a graduate student and have immediate eligibility for his senior season. However, Harrell had been taking part in team activities over the summer, not giving the impression of a player considering leaving. Coming out of spring practice, he had been projected to start at middle linebacker. His playing time prospects were uncertain, though, as Tech typically plays in a nickel defense, and he was not a starter on that unit. It was Harrell’s first suspension.
Harrell is coming off a 2014 season with the Yellow Jackets that saw him record 19 tackles in 13 games. If indeed he does land at Florida this season, he would be eligible to play right away. You have to remember, though, the SEC has the right to block a grad transfer if a player was suspended at their previous school.