Following spring practice and summer workouts at UF, Demarcus Robinson has been a highlight of the Gators’ preseason camp. During an Aug. 15 open practice, Robinson made a deep one-handed catch against cornerback Marcus Roberson that drew roars from the crowd.
“He’s the best I’ve seen so far in person as a freshman,” Roberson said of Robinson.
The Gators hope Robinson can quickly develop into a playmaker in the passing game.
Last year’s leading pass catcher — tight end Jordan Reed — departed for the NFL, and returning wideouts not named Quinton Dunbar combined for only eight catches in 2012.
“That guy’s really developed for us,” offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. “For a young kid, he’s got a lot of talent. He’s got great hands.”
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