Louchiez Purifoy to begin double duty this week
The spring experiment of playing Florida CB Louchiez Purifoy at wide receiver will resume this week.
Florida coach Will Muschamp said Purifoy will get some work at WR this week after spending the first part of fall camp at his No. 1 position on defense.
“We’re going to start working him the latter part of this week," Muschamp said. "We’re going to get him over on that side. We met Saturday night after the scrimmage, as a staff, we kind of talked about our roster. My question to our staff is who can you count on? Who can we win with? Who do you have confidence in? It’s not always necessarily August 31. It’s throughout the entire season and understanding that maybe some of the younger guys don’t know what to do right now, but athletically they are guys we need to be coaching and developing for the season. He will start repping over there this week. I am pleased with the progress we have made at the position.”
Purifoy said during Florida's annual media day earlier this month that he played on both sides of the ball in high school, so although many are making a big deal out of it now, it's really nothing new for him.
"I'm used to it," he said. "I'll do whatever the coaches need me to do to help the team."