One player moving way up the boards this spring is wide receiver prospect Ja’Juan Story (6-3, 190, Brooksville, Fla./Nature Coast), who stood out as one of the more physically impressive prospects at a recent Nike Football Training Camp event in Gainesville on Sunday.
As a junior (stats according to the St. Petersburg Times), Story recorded 13 receptions for 423 yards (32.5 yards per catch) and three touchdowns. At quarterback, he had 27 carries for 265 yards and two touchdowns and on defensive he had 22 tackles and one sack as a part-time defensive back.
Although Story is still behind such luminaries as Kelvin Benjamin, Sammy Watkins and Rashad Greene at the wide receiver position in Florida, his blend of size and speed is extremely intriguing to college coaches. The Gators were encouraged enough by what they saw on film from Story that assistant coach Dan McCarney extended a verbal offer to Story on Monday following his performance this weekend. In any case, Story is a prospect on the rise, and a player to watch as Florida hopes to add some much-needed size to their wide receiver corps in the Class of 2011.