This is the tenth profile in the Gator Prospectus series covering Florida’s 2013 in-state commits.
Name: Ahmad Fulwood
Committed: April 7
School: Jacksonville Bishop Kenny
Position: Wide receiver
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 189 pounds
Scouting Report: Florida fans have been begging for a big receiver, and Fulwood certainly fits the bill. The ideal red-zone target that can win jump-ball battles and haul in almost any pass with his sure hands and long arm-span. Effective with wide receiver screens and tough for cornerbacks to tackle. It’s also hard for them to get off his block and he creates opportunities for a lot of perimeter runs with his blocking ability. Not particularly fast or explosive, but possesses a feel for coverage schemes and knows how to get open. Once he gets behind the secondary and builds up his speed, he can take it to the house with ease. Could improve his route running and technique. Other than rarely used redshirt junior Stephen Alli, Fulwood will be the tallest receiver on Florida’s roster next season and his height advantage alone should equate to early playing time.
For The Game: In what may have been the final home game of his high school career, Fulwood did not score a touchdown for only the third time in four years. But his team defeated West Nassau 21-7 and he caught five passes for 31 yards. Fulwood finished the regular season with 37 receptions for 578 yards and 11 touchdowns. Bishop Kenny (7-3) travels to Ponte Verda (9-1) on Friday for the first round of the playoffs.
Quotable: “Even though he didn’t score tonight, he had a great game and he’s had a great senior season. He plays offense, defense and special teams and does everything we ask him to do. He’s a high-character kid and our team feeds off of his attitude and leadership. I just can’t say enough about what’s he done for our football program, obviously on the field and off it as well. Florida is getting a fine young man who will bring a big boost to their receiver position and their locker room.” — Bishop Kenny coach Mark Thorson.
Notable: Has attended several games this season and will officially visit on Dec. 8; will play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5; a consensus a four-star prospect; competed in the Orlando Nike Football Training Camp, the IMG 7-on-7 tournament and The Opening; ranked No. 6 positionally and No. 49 overall by ESPN, ranked No. 12 positionally and No. 86 overall by Rivals.
Up next week on the Gator Prospectus — UF running back commit Adam Lane.