Junior cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy is still not exactly sure how Florida Gators coaches will use him next season.

But it is going to be a lot.

"Offense, defense, gunner, probably kickoff, kickoff return," he said, listing off the spots he expects to play in 2013.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Purifoy - a starting corner and special teams ace a season ago – has spent the first week of spring practice at wide receiver. If things go well, he could play 80 to 90 plays a game next season.

"That's a lot," he said, "but I can handle it."

Senior cornerback Jaylen Watkins said he might be the only Gator who could.

"Most of us did it in high school, but it's different," Watkins said. "When you come here, the 40-50 plays we play on defense feels like playing every play in high school. Not many people can do it, but he has a motor that a lot of people don't have.

"He doesn't want to come out."

Purifoy said he has experienced plenty of bumps as he learns the offense and a position he hasn't played since high school in Pensacola. He said he "got blew up" Monday by cornerback Brian Poole, who stripped the ball from Purifoy on another play.

Talent-wise, Purifoy — and coach Will Muschamp — feels like he belongs in the rare role of two-way player.

"Speed kills and that's what he likes," said Purifoy, who claims sub-4.4 speed in the 40. "He likes competition. He's likes physical people. That's what I bring to the table."

Still, Purifoy looks forward to closing out the spring at cornerback following a scrimmage on Saturday.