April 11, 2012

Haulstead happy to be back to full speed this spring

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After sitting out all of last season due to lingering effects from a concussion suffered in a preseason scrimmage, Willie Haulstead is back to full speed this spring.

Last season Haulstead was able to return to practice late in the year as a member of the scout team, but after missing the first five games the medical staff and head coach Jimbo Fisher decided a redshirt was best for him.

Now back on the field taking meaningful reps, he can't help but smile.

"I feel really good," Haulstead said. "I still have to lose a little bit of weight. Other than that I feel good and I'm loving what I'm doing right now."

In 2010 Haulstead was the Seminoles' most productive wideout as he caught a team-high six touchdown passes, had 38 receptions overall, and 587 yards receiving.

His success as a sophomore is what made sitting out last season all the more painful for the 6-foot-3, 233-pound receiver, as he hoped to build on that success in 2011.

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