Florida strengthens its lead for Callaway

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Antonio Callaway is rated a three-star recruit by 247Sports and Scout. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi/The Gainesville Sun)

One of the most impressive prospects at the Will Muschamp 7-on-7 tournament Friday was receiver Antonio Callaway.

The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder showed great hands and speed on Miami Booker T. Washington’s team. He transferred to the back-to-back Class 4A state champions after his junior season at Homestead.

Callaway was offered by both Florida and Miami on May 14 and named the Gators his top team shortly afterward.

His visit to UF on Friday strengthened that lead.

“It just boosted it up and made me want to come more,” he said.

Florida’s history of speedy playmakers helped give the Gators an early edge in Callaway’s recruitment.

“I’ve always liked the school,” he said. “Ever since Percy Harvin and Jeff Demps came here.”

Callaway met with the UF coaches during his trip and likes Kurt Roper’s spread offense.

“It was cool,” he said of his time with the staff. “They want me to come play for them. … (Roper’s offense) fits me good. I play the slot, and they can use me a lot.”

Callaway said Miami is currently the biggest threat to Florida, though he claims distance is not a factor for him. He also holds offers from Arkansas, Central Florida and West Virginia, among others.

His decision won’t be coming any time soon.

“I want to go through the recruiting process and take some official visits,” Callaway said.

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