5 Days to Toledo: Ahmad Fulwood

Over the next five days, Gator Country will preview the players that make up the 2013 Florida Gators football team as we inch closer and closer to the season.

Each day we will count down using the player whose jersey number corresponds with how many days there are left until Florida kicks off against Toledo in The Swamp on August 31.

Today we take a look at freshman receiver Ahmad Fulwood.


Fulwood was a big-time receiver prospect from Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville, Florida. Fulwood chose to attend Florida over other scholarships from Alabama, Arkansas, Clemson, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Ole Miss, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M and Southern Cal.

Fulwood was one of the first players to commit to Florida in the 2013 recruiting class and he not only didn’t waiver in that commitment, but also helped to recruit for the Gators throughout the recruiting cycle.

Player Evaluation


6’5” receivers with good straight-line speed and leaping ability don’t grow on trees. Fulwood has a huge wingspan and is a big target for his quarterback. He is an above average route runner and really competes for the ball when it’s in the air. Being such a big receiver, Fulwood is tough for smaller defensive backs to bring down. He isn’t afraid to go over the middle and can rack on some serious YAC if given a little bit of space.

Despite being a little on the lean side, Fulwood is a very active blocker who uses good leverage and can be counted on to block until the whistle blows.


Fulwood is a little raw as far as some of his technique is concerned. He is a little stiff coming in and out of his breaks and really doesn’t explode out of his cuts. Being such a tall receiver, Fulwood struggles to breakdown quickly and usually has to decelerate into a cut rather than being able to simply plant a foot and go.

What to Expect

Fulwood was the gem of the class among Florida’s four receivers until Demarcus Robinson joined at the last minute. With Robinson enrolling early, most fans put Fulwood in the back of their mind, but the young receiver didn’t take long to remind fans why they were excited about him in the first place.

Will Muschamp has said that both Fulwood and Robinson will play major roles for the Gators this season and Fulwood was listed as one of five receivers who is currently standing out as the Gators prepare to faceoff against Toledo.

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Nick de la Torre
A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC