KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Florida’s star receiver Antonio Callaway missed the win over North Texas with a quad injury, and Gators head coach Jim McElwain told reporters Wednesday that “time will tell” if the explosive sophomore can play Saturday against Tennessee.
The Volunteers aren’t buying Callaway’s “questionable” availability though.
“Callaway is going to play,” Tennessee special teams coordinator Larry Scott said.
“He’s going to be out there. I know the kid and know him personally. He is going to get up for this game and he is going to be in for this challenge. He’s going to be out there and play. He’s a really good football player and we have some good football players, too.”
Scott recruited Callaway — a star at Booker T. Washington in South Florida — when he was an assistant at Miami. He knows the type of dynamic playmaker Callaway is when healthy.
The sophomore leads UF with 13 catches for 201 yards and 2 touchdowns in 2016. As a freshman, he ran back a pair of punt returns for touchdowns, including a nifty score against Alabama in the SEC Championship.
Tennessee’s special teams will have its hands full Saturday, and in the video, Scott also discussed replacing Cam Sutton, freshmen stepping up on coverage units and kicker Aaron Medley.