Monday, January 5, 2009
Harvin: 'Cutting still feels awkward'
ESPN.com news services
Florida star receiver Percy Harvin said he is 90 percent healthy Monday as the No. 1 Gators prepared to face No. 2 Oklahoma on Thursday, nearly six weeks after he suffered a high ankle sprain against Florida State.
Harvin practiced for the second straight day but said he will not be tackled this week before the FedEx BCS National Championship Game. He began running routes and catching passes last Tuesday.
Percy's injury caused him to miss Florida's final game of the regular season, a 31-20 victory over then-No. 1 Alabama in the SEC title game.
"Cutting still feels awkward," Harvin said at media day Monday.
Coach Urban Meyer has called his do-it-all receiver probable for the title game.
"I think he's a little ahead of schedule," Meyer said last week.
Harvin, a junior expected to jump to the NFL after this season, has 35 receptions for 595 yards and seven touchdowns.
He also is fourth on the team in rushing, with 538 yards and nine scores. He has scored at least once in 14 consecutive games -- the longest streak in the nation -- and burned defenses while lining up at receiver, running back and even quarterback.
Information from ESPN reporter Joe Schad and The Associated Press was used in this report.