January 24th, 2014 03:12pm

Florida hosting three recruits this weekend


Receiver C.J. Worton led Homestead South Dade to a Class 8A state championship victory in December. (Photo by Miami Herald)

A Florida State commitment is set to officially visit UF for the second weekend in a row.

One week after hosting quarterback Treon Harris of Miami Booker T. Washington, the Gators are bringing in Homestead South Dade receiver C.J. Worton.

The consensus three-star prospect has been pledged to the Seminoles for almost a year and a half but could be on the verge of choosing a different school.

Worton visited West Virginia last weekend and will take trips FSU and Oregon after his official to Florida. The 6-foot-1, 175-pounder hopes to make a final decision a day or so before signing day.

Worton’s older brother, Cody, was a walk-on safety at UF from 2006-2008 and part of two national championship teams. His other sibling, J.J., is a junior receiver at Central Florida.

Joker Phillips and Kurt Roper had an in-home visit Thursday with Worton, and his host in Gainesville will be UF freshman quarterback Will Grier.

The Gators are bringing in another three-star prospect in Tucson (Ariz.) Sabino offensive tackle Andrew Mike. The 6-foot-7, 280-pounder has officially visited Arkansas and Washington, with Arizona also being in the mix.

If Mike likes what he sees at UF, many feel there’s a chance he could pull the trigger during his trip or soon after. The question is whether or not the Gators are willing to take him at this time with five-star tackle Damian Prince still on the board and scheduled to visit Jan. 31.

The last official visitor is Fort Lauderdale University School cornerback Quincy Wilson, who has been one of Florida’s most solid commits in the 2014 class.

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  1. January 24th, 2014 3:21 pm

    I now we are after MacKenzie but who is next up after Lauderdale committed to asu?


    by Tn Gator

  2. January 24th, 2014 3:23 pm

    Is the coaching staff targeting too many offensive tackles or are some of these prospects open to moving to guard/center?

    by nick

  3. January 24th, 2014 3:30 pm

    Hope we’re turning up the heat on Myles Autry. I like what this kid could do and impressing him could be the push we need to land Carter

    by Arizona_Gator

  4. January 24th, 2014 3:52 pm

    Maybe they should recruit OT Andrew Mike as a DT, not sure if he’s willing to switch sides of the ball, but at 6’7″ he could disrupt/knock down passes over the middle. Plus it would keep Prince on board… Just a thought…

    by Uncle Jhett

  5. January 24th, 2014 4:11 pm

    Yeah, because offering a scholarship to a kid you wouldn’t normally offer to MAYBE land another kid is exactly what we should do since we are running out of room already. Brilliant. Not.

    by Michael Thompson

  6. January 24th, 2014 4:50 pm

    Yawn. This could be the most boring recruits weekend in history. When are we going to get some talent in hear?

    by snowprint

  7. January 24th, 2014 5:01 pm

    Snow print – check the nine early enrollees, they are already on campus. Remember “the fat lady don’t sing” until after signing day is done! Talent is here and on the way! Go Gators!

    by GatorJax47

  8. January 24th, 2014 5:38 pm

    what happened with Jeff Jones? After the UA game I thought he was set to visit the Gators.

    by james

  9. January 24th, 2014 5:48 pm

    I think the ship has sailed on running backs. It’s Taylor and Brown or bust. Maybe lane can play, who knows. Maybe Valdez Showers and Brandon Powell will figure prominently. they are the only guys with any speed. It seems they would be more valuable in Roper’s new offense that seeks to isolate guys one on one, both Brown and Taylor are too slow to expect much from in that aspect.

    by ntcrze

  10. January 24th, 2014 6:18 pm


    Not sure where you got the impression that Taylor is “slow.” He is not a hundred meter dash guy, but he is hardly “slow.” He is very quick to the hole, and that is what you want in a running back. But join Snowprint in a negative view of the positive.

    by Tampa Gator

  11. January 24th, 2014 6:19 pm

    If Worton can run good routes and get separation….and catch the ball…then bring him on.

    by Tampa Gator

  12. January 24th, 2014 6:45 pm

    snowprint, get some talent in where? obviously an fsu troll… a florida grad would know the difference between here and hear…

    by ER

  13. January 24th, 2014 7:00 pm

    Tampagator, I disagree. I don’t think taylor is quick to the hole. Maybe it’s because he doesn’t yet identify the hole quickly and will learn with experience. But right now, if you put the same number on Brown and Taylor, you wouldn’t be able to tell he difference. Taylor is no where close to being an elite back yet. I know what one looks like, his father was one and the University of Georgia has a couple of them. I have no idea why anyone is excited about Taylor, he hasn’t done squat so far in his career.

    by ntcrze

  14. January 24th, 2014 7:15 pm

    Michael I never said to offer someone we wouldn’t normally offer. If you’d care to pay attention o said I like what autry has to offer. He’s a quick home run guy who could also be an impact player in the return game! He also developed a great relationship with Will Grier. He could fill in the whole Solo left quite nicely. The coaches were interested in him before carter and autry thought about being a package deal. I just meant that giving us an edge with Carter could be a nice bonus. Don’t underestimate Autry.

    by Arizona_Gator

  15. January 24th, 2014 9:34 pm

    ER, I wouldn’t expect a UF grad to not know the difference between here and hear.But I would not count out one from imitating someone else. It seems I have an overzealous fan who’s decided to adopt my moniker. He also appeared in the previous blog from Zach. Whoever you are, I don’t mind you impersonating me, I think it’s hilarious, just try to use proper grammar, if you will?

    by snowprint

  16. January 25th, 2014 8:44 am

    Come on over to the forum boards ( GSMB) and post. We like having fun with trolls.

    by Paulsurf

  17. January 25th, 2014 9:21 am

    Snowprint, you just asked for proper grammar and then you wrote a nice long run-on sentence with 4 commas. I’m guessing you were trying to be funny and not just dumb….

    Typical FSU fan.

    by nugent1021

  18. January 28th, 2014 6:17 pm

    [...] He was seen by offensive coordinator Kurt Roper and receivers coach Joker Phillips last Thursday and officially visited Florida over the weekend. [...]

    by Worton decommits from FSU | Gator Prospectus Gator Prospectus - Gator Sports - Gainesville, FL - Archive

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