UF Notebook

Muschamp praises Gators’ playmakers

 
 
Florida's Trey Burton (8) signals a touchdown as wide receiver Quinton Dunbar (1) crosses the goal line for a 14-yard pass play past Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner (20) and linebacker Vince Williams (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Nov. 24, 2012, in Tallahassee. Florida won the game 37-26.
Florida's Trey Burton (8) signals a touchdown as wide receiver Quinton Dunbar (1) crosses the goal line for a 14-yard pass play past Florida State's Lamarcus Joyner (20) and linebacker Vince Williams (11) during the second half of an NCAA college football game on Nov. 24, 2012, in Tallahassee. Florida won the game 37-26.
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Miami Herald Writer

Florida’s search for reliable playmakers is ongoing, but coach Will Muschamp has identified the team’s best five receivers: Quinton Dunbar, Trey Burton, Solomon Patton, and freshmen Demarcus Robinson and Ahmad Fulwood.

“Those five right there have been productive and consistent in what they do and how they perform,” Muschamp said.

Sophomore Latroy Pittman has disappointed during camp, while the other three freshmen are “swimming mentally.”

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Cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy, teased as a two-way threat, has yet to take an offensive snap in two open practices.

• Freshman defensive end Joey Ivie continues to impress in camp, unexpectedly vying for immediate playing time.

The early enrollee was forced to play tackle during the spring, something Muschamp said made Ivie adjust to the physicality of SEC football.

“His improvement from spring to right now is night and day,” Muschamp said.

“We moved him inside purposely in the spring. He needed to learn how to play blocks, strike in a situation he’s got to play fast and physical. … Very pleased where he is now.”

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