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.


  1. 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…

  2. 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.

  3. ntcrze….

    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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?