Jacksonville (Fla.) Bishop Kenny four-star wide receiver Ahmad Fulwood pledged his services to Florida on Saturday while in attendance for their annual spring game. The Rivals100 prospect said that it wasn't a decision made in the moment.
"I just felt comfortable doing it now," Fulwood said. " I kind of made up my mind a while ago but now was a good time to get it done. I just felt like part of the family every single time that I have come up here."
Fulwood gave high praise to the efforts of wide receivers coach Aubrey Hill in his decision to pledge to Florida. Hill wasn't the only assistant that played a role.
"I really like (offensive coordinator) Coach (Brent) Pease," Fulwood said. "I really feel like I can be a great fit with him. He told me that I would be essential to them. It kind of showed today."
"I definitely feel like I can come in and help make plays," Fulwood added. "I saw them try to take some deeper shots today and they didn't have it happen. I think I can come in and help in that regard. I think I am a bigger receiver that they want. I think that can be me making those big catches."
The 6-foot-4, 197-pound wide receiver said that Will Muschamp was excited about his decision as well.
"Coach Muschamp was ecstatic, he was happy for me," Fulwood said. "He couldn't stop giving me handshakes and hugging me. He told me it is great that I want to play there. He said I am going to be a part of the No. 1 class, the Florida Gator class."
Before Fulwood made the decision, he said he consulted with his mother who has been a guiding force in his recruitment.
"She advised me to go ahead and take advantage of it now," Fulwood said. "She said that if I feel that is the right decision for me that I should go ahead and take it. She is just as happy as I am."
With his decision out of the way, the U.S. Army All-American is going to turn his attention to helping the Gators land even more talent.
"I am going to work on Demarcus (Walker) and Marcell Harris, some players like that," Fulwood said. "I want to get them into the program as well."
Fulwood chose Florida over dozens of offers. He isn't sure if he will completely shut down the process or take additional visits down the road.
"I don't know yet," Fulwood said. "I will have to talk that over with my mother and make sure. But I know that I am very happy with my commitment and that Florida is the right place for me."
As a junior, Fulwood had 43 receptions for 1,100 yards and 22 touchdowns.