The Gators’ wide receiver situation for 2016 might be getting a little more clarity as it has been reported that sophomore Antonio Callaway has been cleared to practice and potentially play while still under university investigation for a Dec. 4 incident. However, Jim McElwain stated in a press conference on Wednesday that the player is only able to practice: “He’ll be practicing... Nothing from a [playing] status standpoint has changed, and there isn’t a time frame on that.”
The Florida offense would welcome back Callaway with open arms as he set the school record of receiving yards by a true freshman with 678 yards to go with his six touchdowns. The Gators had a lot of turnover at the skill positions offensively, so getting any kind of known quantity out on the field would be huge for the unit.
This hasn’t been a quiet offseason for UF receivers, and until Callaway has his case resolved, it will continue to be that way. The Gators are in need of a playmaker for an offense that finished 10th in the SEC in total offense, and the receiver is most certainly that.