Florida coach Will Muschamp is giving his receivers 12 practices this fall to see how much they’ve improved.
Then, he’s sending over cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy. The junior spent the first half of spring practice at receiver. His role on offense this fall will be largely determined by the strides UF’s receiving corps makes.
“The way I’ve got it planned is he will go the first 12 days strictly on defense,” Muschamp said. “I want to see how these young wide outs continue to develop.
“Through those first 12 practices, you aren’t going to find that out if you play him on offense.”
Muschamp said he’d like to see the receivers go through two full scrimmages in August before determining the extent of Purifoy’s role.
“He’s going to play offense for us,” Muschamp said. “How much will depend on those first 12-14 practices and where we’ve developed at the position and how much he’s going to need to help us.”
The 6-foot, 190-pound Purifoy is arguably the best athlete on the roster. He recorded 51 tackles last season with three forced fumbles and blocked two kicks.