ST. PETERSBURG – Former USF quarterback Quinton Flowers is still getting looks at quarterback during practice for Saturday's East-West Shrine Game at Tropicana Field.
Just not exclusively.
Flowers fielded punts during Tuesday morning's East team practice. He was getting plenty of coaching at the job, and it's hard to tell too much because he was competing against air. But it's a reminder that Flowers' pro future could be at another position.
Then again, there were similar questions about that when he was a high school recruit. All he did was become the best player in USF history.
Other thoughts and observations from the practice at Shorecrest Prep:
- The best player I saw: Ex-Northern Iowa receiver Daurice Fountain. Listed in college at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, he made at least three very impressive catches. As a senior, he caught 66 balls for 943 yards and 12 touchdowns.
- The player with the largest group of scouts talking to him after practice: Safety Damon Webb, who had five interceptions and two fumble recoveries last season at Ohio State.
- Former Florida State linebacker Jacob Pugh – a Dade City native – was a late add to the roster but wasn’t at practice when I arrived.