UF receiver commit Tristan Payton had no intentions of participating in Florida’s summer camp when he visited the school Tuesday.
That changed after spending some time on campus.
“When I got here, I just felt good,” Payton said. “I felt like I was home. So I just wanted to get some work in, and it felt pretty good.”
The 6-foot, 182-pounder from Jacksonville First Coast displayed deep-threat ability and great hands, as seen in this play from his workout.
“You know I had to take it to the end zone,” he said smiling.
Payton enjoyed his interactions with future position coach Chris Leak, who threw him passes during his workout and advised him to improve on his route running and mental approach to the game.
“He’s a good coach,” Payton said of Leak. “Young guy, so we got a lot in common.”
Payton told The Sun last week that he was still solid to the Gators after Joker Phillips’ resignation. He explained Tuesday why it didn’t affect him.
“Things don’t always go right in your life,” Payton said. “One mistake, you can’t run from it. I got to stick with it and just work hard. (Starting) positions are not promised. Wherever you go, you got to work for what you get.”
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