In Florida’s spring game, the biggest highlights came from QB Kadarius Toney. A 3-star athlete as a recruit, Toney dazzled with a touchdown pass he threw on the run and a 34-yard run to end the game, the longest run of the night for the Gators. A defender dubbed Toney “a running back playing quarterback.”

Now it appears Florida coaches want to add another a position to Toney’s skill set, wide receiver.

When Toney practiced at quarterback this spring, there were only two other scholarship quarterbacks available (Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask). With Luke Del Rio healthy, freshman Jake Allen enrolled and Malik Zaire joining the team as a transfer, the quarterback depth chart has filled out. Zaire’s arrival also gives the team another quarterback who’s a threat with his legs.

At Wednesday’s media day, offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier talked about why the Gators need to find a way to get Toney the ball.

“You know, he’s an interesting guy because he can do a lot of things. One of the things when the ball is in his hand, he’s electric,” Nussmeier said. “I don’t know if there’s any real comparison, maybe a little bit similar to a Blake Sims that we had at Alabama and the things that he can do, but Kadarius is a special kid. Great, great competitor. He’s still learning everything. I think with any young player, especially playing the quarterback position, you have to be careful not to put too much on him at one point in time, but as you saw in the spring, you caught a little glimpse of the things he can do with the ball in his hands. He’s special.”

Sims led Alabama to the 2014 College Football Playoff as a quarterback, but has tried to make it in the NFL as a running back. Coach Jim McElwain said Toney could line up at various positions this season.

“He’s going to be a little bit everywhere, which is a good thing,” McElwain said.