Gators QB Treon Harris working out at wide receiver

Florida quarterback Treon Harris is using the offseason to work on his route-running skills.

A source told ESPN.com on Friday that the embattled quarterback is currently spending time at wide receiver during workouts, but the move hasn't been finalized. The sophomore went 4-4 as the Gators' starting quarterback after taking over for Will Grier in mid-October. Grier went 5-0 as the starter, with a dominant 38-10 win over Ole Miss in which he threw four first-half touchdowns, but he was suspended for a year by the NCAA after testing positive for a banned substance.

Grier decided to transfer from Florida in December.

While Harris, who is 8-6 all-time as Florida's starter, helped lead the Gators to their first trip to the SEC championship game since 2009, he struggled mightily with his consistency when throwing the ball late in the season. Harris went 3-3 during the last six games of the season, completing just 47.8 percent of his passes with four touchdowns to six interceptions. Harris finished the year ranked 11th in the SEC with a QBR of 54.0.

The Gators should have better quarterback depth in 2016, starting with Oregon State transfer Luke Del Rio being eligible to play after sitting out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Florida also signed the nation's No. 5 pocket-passer prospect in ESPN 300 member Feleipe Franks and little-known three-star Kyle Trask. Both enrolled on campus early.

Jim McElwain and his staff added even more depth with former Purdue quarterback Austin Appleby, who transferred to Florida as a graduate student. Appleby played in five games last season, completing 57.5 percent of his passes for 1,260 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. He's thrown 19 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in three seasons.