Worton talks about Florida commitment

Receiver C.J. Worton (6-1, 175, Homestead, FL South Dade) made news on Wednesday morning by committing to Florida, a decision made with plenty of family help.

“It was a family decision to go to Florida,” Worton said. “We all agreed that Florida was the best fit and they will be able to make at least nine games next year. There were a lot of factors that went into my decision because both (Florida and West Virginia) schools were good schools.”

The decision wasn’t final until Wednesday morning but a sign on Tuesday afternoon helped Worton make his decision.

“I made my final decision this morning,” Worton said. “I woke up this morning and I felt like God gave me sign towards Florida. My mom prayed for a sign and sure enough when we get home on Tuesday we see the newspaper and Will Grier is on the front page for being a Parade All-American.”

Now that Worton has committed he will sign his letter of intent very soon but today marks the end of a journey and Worton realizes that.

“It feels incredible to sign today,” Worton said. “There are so many emotions going on right now with me. It’s a bitter sweet feeling having to tell the other coaches no but I’m happy with my decision and I’m ready to get up to Gainesville and get to work.”

Worton had family ties to Florida as his older brother Cody Worton was a walk-on during the glory years of Florida from 2006-2009 but according to C.J. his older brother didn’t push him either way but was just a shoulder to lean on for his younger brother.

“No Cody didn’t push me either way,” Worton said. “He told me he loves Florida but he didn’t want to be biased and didn’t push me either way. I’m very thankful to have with me through the process.”

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.