LaTroy Pittman, WR
LaTroy Pittman, a wide receiver out of Citra, Florida, is on track to see tons of playing time in 2012.
A 4-star recruit, he earned Under Armour All-American honors. He is no question a need for the Gators. Currently, Andre Debose is the only veteran receiver with a fair amount of playing time. Pittman has a skill set that could aid Debose greatly.
He shows a powerful combination of speed and a good set of hands. He is able to go deep, run up the middle, get himself to the ball and keep a connection to it. Very rarely does he drop passes.
Pittman is aggressive about snagging the ball. His aggression and strength allow him to overpower defensive backs, and he's even shown the versatility to play safety and return kicks. He obviously is fearless to step up to defensive lines. In a defense-heavy conference, the Gators can benefit from that.
Muschamp will need to work on Pittman's ability to run a slant. The agility is there but he tends to run straight routes. Tweak that and he will dominate the field.
With the Gators' focus on speed, Pittman makes a great addition to the offense and will be a useful tool in 2012.