Weston solid to the Florida Gators after first visit to UF

The Florida Gators had all but one of its commits for the 2019 class on campus for Friday Night Lights on Friday, however one was making his first trip to Gainesville.

Athlete commit Ja’Markis Weston (6-3, 205, Clewiston, FL. High) was in Gainesville for the first time despite being committed for over a year now but it the competition that made him decide to visit.

“I wanted to come up for the camp, come here to compete,” Weston said of why he visited Florida on Friday.

Two of the Gators coaches have been keeping in contact with Weston on a regular basis since they arrived in Gainesville.

“They were telling me to work hard, stay on beat,” he said of the message from Billy Gonzales and Dan Mullen. “I have a good relationship with Coach Gonzales and Coach Mullen. It’s very close.”

Weston has done his homework on Dan Mullen’s offense and likes where the Gators see him playing at in the offense.

“His offense is perfect. I just gotta keep working,” Weston said on how he fits into the Florida offense. “They see playing more outside receiver.”

Last July, Weston committed to the previous staff and has stayed committed through the change because of a few reasons.

“Just the love and I’ve always wanted to play here since I was a little kid,” he said on he has stuck with is commitment to Florida. “The brand and the love that everybody shows.”

Former Gators assistant JaJuan Seider is close to Weston and has his new team pushing the Gators for the athlete commits signature.

“Florida and Penn State basically,” Weston said on the schools recruiting him the hardest. “Penn State is second behind Florida. And then USF and Tennessee. That’s about it.”

After visiting the Gators on Friday, Weston said that his commitment to Florida is pretty solid.

“99 percent,” he said on how committed he is to Florida. “


INSIDERS TAKE: Weston said he doesn’t plan to early enroll and he plans to take an official visits to both Florida and USF this year.

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.