JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – We've spent a lot of time this spring talking about who's going to play quarterback for the Gators next year. But with Demarcus Robinson off to the NFL and Antonio Callaway still suspended indefinitely, the more pressing issue is who's going to be catching those passes.
So far the Gators have been practicing without five of their top six reception leaders from a year ago. That's left the door open for Ahmad Fulwood to reach the potential he had as a four-star recruit, coming out of Bishop Kenny a few years ago.
He's struggled with injuries, drops and poor route running his first three years on campus. At 6-foot-4 he's the only active receiver taller than 6-1 and Jim McElwain is counting on him to produce.
"I think Ahmad has taken some strides," said McElwain. "That's been good to see. Just to see the competitive nature that Ahmad has been practicing with. I think he's a guy that I would circle and say that he's been standing out a little bit."