Ja’Juan Story more comfortable with UF


Ja’Juan Story hasn’t completely made up his mind, but he’s a little more comfortable with his current college decision after a week in Orlando for the Under Armour All-America Game.

The Brooksville Nature Coast wide receiver — and Florida commit — had been wavering on his verbal to the Gators since Urban Meyer decided to resign. Since then, Georgia, Oregon and Ohio State have emerged as teams he has gained interest in.

After hanging out with fellow Gator commits — quarterback Jeff Driskel and tight end A.C. Leonard — on his Click-Clack team, Story said his positive feelings toward Florida are increasing.

“It makes me feel better, like it will be all right and it will be straight (at Florida),” Story said.

Driskel became Story’s primary recruiter during the week. Story said Driskel continually told him not to worry about who the new coaches might be, even if it was Santa Claus.

Well, Santa Claus wasn’t hired, but former Notre Dame and NFL offensive coordinator Charlie Weis was. Story said he hasn’t kept up with too much of what Weis has done with the Kansas City Chiefs, but he is impressed with his years in the NFL.

“He’s really good,” Story said of Weis. “He’s been with all these different teams in the NFL, so that’s even better.

“I’m pretty sure he’s going to throw it a lot in a pro-style offense.”

Story is also excited about the hire of Aubrey Hill to be the wide receivers coach. The two have talked a little, but Story is already developing a good relationship with him, he said.

“They hired good coaches and I’m pretty sure they’re going to turn things around,” he said.

Story is currently in Columbus, Ohio, visiting Ohio State and plans to visit Georgia and Florida this month. He’s already visited Oregon, but didn’t earn an offer. Story said he’d like to receive an offer from the Ducks.

Story will make his final decision after he takes his official this month.


  1. common kids u guys know that the gators will be back on top it will be easier with you guys but we are going to start whipping fsu this year we are through thowing fsu bones so come be apart of the winners we have the best coaches and 4 superbowl rings they dont have that in tallahassee so here is youre chance to get in on the ground floor for the ride of youre life GO GATORS

  2. Chris Collingsworth was indeed a QB at Florida and Titusville before becoming a wide receiver. In fact, Chris holds the record for the longest pass completion, 99 yards vs. Rice (if a fading memory serves correctly.

  3. Ja~Juan, You’ll enjoy being a Florida Gator – if you’re willing to work hard, keep your ego in check, then sign up and step on board and become a Florida Gator. I think you’ll enjoy the results and rumor control has it the Championship rings that sometimes comes witht he job, are gorgeous! See you on the practice field soon!

  4. Why would a Florida kid want to live 4 years in Oregon or Ohio. Gawdawful weather. If I was a receiver (even a converted one- QB’s make good receivers because they are smart about routes) I would want Driskell throwing to me!!

  5. Oregon, i’ve never seen a team benefit soooo much from an easy schedule– only three teams with winning records all year! TCU had a higher SOS, went undefeated, and were left out.

    If Oregon wins, TCU should get the AP. But Nike’s PR firm will see to it THAT doesn’t happen….