ORLANDO, Fla. - South Dade (Homestead, Fla.) wide receiver C.J. Worton sent a big statement to the rest of the country on Saturday night at the Citrus Bowl. The Buccaneers upset Apopka 41-28 in the Class 8A state championship. Worton hauled in eight passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns. It was a big night for Worton, especially because it was the schools first state title.
The game was held at the same time the Heisman winner was announced, so the Florida State commitment did not get chance to find out that FSU's quarterback Jameis Winston took home the trophy.
"For real? He won? Dang, that's awesome," when asked about his opinion about Winston winning the Heisman. "I mean to have a QB like that and especially
him to overcome all that adversity with the case like that and the process, that's just mature. He went the whole season focused and that's just
maturity and something that a good QB has.
Some have questioned Worton's commitment to FSU, but still visiting other schools. He sets the record straight.
"I'm committed to Florida State 100% of course, but I've still got to take my visits and let the process take its course and make my
decisions, but I love the coaches there - Coach Brewster and Coach Dawsey, Coach Fisher, Coach Trickett, all the coaches, I could just
go down the list the rest of the night," Worton said. "I've been going to their camps for so many years and it's just an awesome blessing to have that
kind of relationship with them."
The biggest competition for FSU is an in-state school, Central Florida. His brother, J.J. Worton is a star wide receiver for the Knights. Could playing with his brother be a big reason he could flip his commitment?
"I can't speak to any of that, it's an opportunity to play with my brother, but I'm not gonna try and speculate on anything," he said. "I got a chance to
speak with the UCF coaches and my brothers just before the game, and I also had a chance to talk with the FSU coaches this week when they came to the school before they had to catch a flight. I'm expecting to get a phone call from them after the game tonight."
While UCF is waiting in the wings, Worton confirmed that he will take an official visit to Ole Miss on January 24 and is also expected to
take visits to Florida State and Central Florida. He has already visited West Virginia, another team in the mix.
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