The Florida Gators coaches are hoping for big things from wide receiver Andre Debose in 2012. In order for him to get there, he’ll need to find consistency to his play and be able to keep himself on the field.
Debose has been labeled a star-in-waiting since before he committed to Florida. He was dubbed the next Percy Harvin, an unfair comparison for anyone but the first Percy Harvin. Debose has had his moments – he’s a great kick returner and a deep threat at wide receiver – but overall, he has yet to live up to the enormous hype put on him when he came to Gainesville. 2012 needs to be a breakout season for not only Debose, but the entire Gators’ offense.
The coaching staff loves what it has in Debose, but wants to see him perform consistently. While he had the occasional big play, he only caught seven balls in eight SEC games. There was a time when Florida’s leading receivers caught seven passes in each conference game, not all of them combined. While the staff may not expect him to do that, they do expect more and they want to be able to rely on him as a go-to receiver.
This is a big season for Debose; one in which he can be one of the stars to lead the Gators’ offense into the future.