Five questions with Florida senior wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood.
Q: What is quarterback Luke Del Rio like in the huddle?
A: “Honestly, it’s like the president walking in. Everyone shuts up and listens to whatever he has to say. He’s the head honcho. He’s the boss. Like I said, he gets everything going and he’s who we look for for motivation.”
Q: What are the differences between last year’s quarterbacks and this year’s group from a leadership standpoint?
A: “(Will Grier and Treon Harris) were young guys. And our team back then, we had more older guys, especially on the line with Jake (McGee) and Trip (Thurman). And they (Grier and Harris) kind of took a backseat to them, because they were really our get-going guys. But this year we got a young team. So for our quarterbacks (Del Rio and Austin Appleby), they’re the older guys. They’ve kind of been stuck into that leadership role and taken a hold of our offense.”
Q: How has the offense improved this year?
A: “Being in my first year with them last year, it was difficult at first. But now, since we’ve gotten the stability that they’re here again — like, for me, this is the first time that I’ve had the same head coach, offensive coordinator, receivers coach for the second year. For them to come back, the offense, we’re a step ahead every week. So over the offseason when we’re learning the playbook, we’re getting more detailed instead of learning the vanilla of it.”
Q: What are your goals as a senior?
A: “As an individual, probably just to help my team out. Last year I was a little disappointed in myself, so I want to bounce back and have a better season than I did last year and make bigger contributions. As a team, I want to win the SEC championship this year and I want to go to the playoffs.”
Q: Thoughts on freshman WR Freddie Swain?
A: “Young Swain is my boy. Nice routes, great hands, fast, quick, agile. All that stuff. When he first got here, he was real raw. He had the hands, he had the speed but he just hadn’t put it all together yet. Then coaching got ahold of him and we took care of him a lot over the offseason. Now he’s just coming into that full reciever that he can be.”