Florida’s win over Georgia last Saturday gave the Gators some much-needed momentum in recruiting, with several prospects celebrating the upset on Twitter.
One of those was wide receiver Antonio Callaway, who is rated a four-star recruit by ESPN and 247Sports.
“They shocked the world when they beat Georgia,” he said. “I think the two losses they had made them hungry. They made a statement with that game. It didn’t surprise me that they won, but the score definitely did.”
This year the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder from Miami transferred from Homestead to Booker T. Washington, the same high school as UF true freshman quarterback Treon Harris.
Callaway was excited to see Harris get his first start against UGA.
“I think Treon did good,” Callaway said. “He moved the offense and made a few plays. He still has room for improvement, but it’s great to see that he’s already playing at Florida.”
Callaway is sidelined for the rest of his senior season with a torn meniscus, but his impressive play prior to the injury earned him offers from Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Southern Cal.
“My rehab process is going good,” he said. “I didn’t get to finish my senior season, but I’m OK. That was the most success I’ve had since Pop Warner. I’m moving forward and I’ll be back.”
Callaway visited UF in June and plans to return soon, though he doesn’t have trips scheduled to any schools at this time.
The Gators led for him in the summer, but he said they now trail Auburn, Miami and USC.
Callaway wants to see Florida play well down the stretch.
“I hope they do good,” said Callaway, who plans to decide on signing day. “I grew up liking Florida and I can see myself playing there. I just want to see them finish strong.”
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