Justin Watkins career as a Florida Gator is over before he ever played a down.
The former four-star recruit from nearby Clermont was arrested for the second time in three months this past week and was just released from Alachua County Jail on a $40,000 bond Wednesday.
I will be leaving the university of Florida to better my opportunities.
— justin watkins (@laamar_05) July 27, 2018
In May Watkins was arrested in Ocala after he allegedly broke a woman’s phone and kicked her car. Watkins was also charged for trespassing at Vanguard High School, where the incident occurred after school hours. He wasn’t a student at the school.
Tuesday a woman came forward alleging that Watkins pinned her down against the bed, choked her on three occasions and wouldn’t allow her to leave his dorm room at Keys Residential dormitory until she was able to use mace spry to get passed him.
Dan Mullen made clear that one of his program tenets is that there is a zero tolerant policy for violence against women. Watkins hasn’t been convicted of anything but will leave the program.
A former Under Armour All-American, Watkins was one of Mullen’s highest rated recruits in the last cycle. The athlete was set to start his career at cornerback, where Florida is pretty set with Marco Wilson, C.J. Henderson and Chauncey Gardner but will be looking to develop depth behind those three.