Nasty weather no issue for Harrison

Nasty weather no issue for Harrison

UF Pro Day came and went and left about 6 inches of rain in its wake. That didn't discourage the participants who are trying to make an impression on pro scouts in attendance at the event. On Monday, every NFL team and even some from the CFL were in attendance at Florida's Pro day to check out the Gators that are moving on. Jonotthan Harrison was one that impressed in the rain.

According to Jonotthan Harrison, he is about used to the bad weather.

"It wasn't that bad, especially playing in The Swamp," he said of the Gainesville weather. "Being a part of the Gator Nation, the weather is crazy here in Florida, we are used to the rain. It didn't slow us down."

Harrison spent three years as the starting center for Florida and got better every year. The scouts are telling him he has a lot of great qualities and a few things he needs to work on.

"They like my intelligence and my hand violence," he said. "They like my lower body strength. They think my hips are kind of tight, but it hasn't hindered my progress. They also say I need to stay up a little more. I have been working with my trainer on that."

After three years as a center in the Florida offense, he has been introduced to just about every situation you can come up with in America's best football conference. Harrison plans on forwarding that experience to the NFL and says that he is able to play either guard spot or center.

"Center or guard, I have been advertising myself as an inside three player," he said. "I can play any of the three spots comfortable."

Harrison says he has made friendships that will certainly last forever. A lot of the guys on the field working out with him Monday he hadn't seen in months, but has kept in constant contact. That camaraderie is something that he will take with him forever. He also will cherish his time in the orange and blue.

"I am going to miss bonding with a lot of the players here," he said. "I hear in the NFL it is just a job, you can get cut at any time. I am definitely going to miss Gator Nation and miss the atmosphere. I was really fortunate to be a part of this for five years."

"I have been missing (these guys) ever since the last game. It's not the same without them. I talk to them nearly every day, but I am definitely going to miss them. They are the guys that I will keep up with for the rest of my life."

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