Posted December 31, 2012 on florida.scout.com
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Practices have become especially exhausting for Florida cornerback/wide receiver Loucheiz Purifoy. He’s spending time at practice on both sides of the ball while also getting increased reps as the kickoff returner. With an ear-to-ear grin after Monday’s practice, the sophomore raved about how much fun he is having while impacting the game in multiple ways this season.
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