Highly touted freshman receiver Charles Gaines has been moved to cornerback, according to a UofLSports.com press release.
Gaines (5’11 185 lb.) was rated the 43rd best wide receiver in the 2011 class by Rivals. The Miami native is one of the nine 2011 signee’s who arrived on campus a semester early. From what I saw at practice a couple of weeks ago, Gaines looked like a guy who could make an immediate impact.
This position switch isn’t all that shocking, considering how deep this team should be at receiver. However, it makes you wonder how much talent we have at the cornerback position. I’m not sure how much defense Gaines played in high school, but there is no doubt he is athletically capable of playing this position.<