Florida “wows” Worton during his official

Florida only hosted three official visitors this past weekend but one of those official visitors was a prospect who is currently committed to the Gators in-state rival, Florida State.

That prospect was receiver C.J. Worton (6-0, 170, Homestead, FL South Dade)  who had a flawless visit to Gainesville.

“It was awesome,” Worton said. “I can’t really say a best part because everything was good. Everything truthfully was good from the moment I got there to the moment I left. I was kind of in awe the whole time.”

Worton was hosted by Florida’s freshman quarterback on his visit and spent most of the time with Will Grier as well as a certain defensive back who is committed to Florida but was on his official visit as well.

“I was hanging out with Quincy Wilson a lot,” Worton said. “Will Grier was my host and he’s a great guy and we hung out a lot as well. He was recruiting me a good bit about how there is a great thing going on at Florida right now with Kurt Roper as the new offensive coordinator. He was telling that he needs receivers like myself to help make him look good on the field.”

While on his official visit Worton had the chance to sit down and talk football with new Florida offensive coordinator Kurt Roper who was explaining his offensive scheme to Worton.

“Coach Roper was telling me that with his offensive I can be a big impact on the field,” Worton said. “He said that he’s going to run three receivers and one tight end a lot and that he needs slot receivers to run in the middle of the field and find the holes in the defense and sitting down there.”

After sitting down with Kurt Roper the South Dade receiver spoke at length with Will Muschamp about the state of the Gators program.

“Coach Muschamp is awesome, he’s a great guy and I spent a lot of time with him talking,” Worton said. “He was telling me that there is good thing going on at Florida right now and that they struggled last year and it was a humbling experience for him and that the defense has always been really good but that they need help on offense.”

Despite an impressive visit to Florida this past weekend Worton still says he’s committed to the Noles but the Gators gave him something to think about.

“I’m still committed to FSU,” Worton said. “I like Florida a lot and I could see myself playing there in the future. I plan to make a final decision before signing day. It’s going to be real hard to pick between the schools.”

This coming week is the last week college coaches can visit a prospect at his home and two coaches plan to visit Worton plus the receiver has an official left on the table.

“I plan to visit FSU next weekend and maybe Oregon on Sunday if I can fit the visit in,” Worton said. “That visit will tell a lot as well as the in-home visits next week because Jimbo Fisher visits me on Monday and coach Muschamp on Thursday.”

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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.