Friday, March 29, 2013
Miami offer shakes things up for Worton
By Corey Dowlar
James Coley's departure to Miami has already made an impact. Joseph Yearby (Miami/Central), a former Florida State commitment, switched to the Hurricanes since the change was made.
And now Coley is hoping it can happen again with wide receiver C.J. Worton (Homestead, Fla./South Dade). Miami recently offered the Florida State commitment and gave him something new to think about.
"It is very interesting," he said. "I wasn't expecting at first. I knew Coach Coley was there and I like Coach Coley, but it just came out of the blue, truthfully, for me."
FSU wide receiver commit C.J. Worton said of Miami: " It blew my mind when I got the offer."
Worton's relationship with Coley is already established. He knows what he is dealing with there.
But meeting the rest of the coaching staff was important.
"I have met almost the whole coaching staff," Worton said. "They are characters. They are funny people. The whole time, they were just joking around and had a smile on their face. They just looked like they were having a good time."
For now, Worton is still committed to Florida State. But he does admit that he might have a tough decision on his hands when next February comes around.
"Of course, the decision is going to be tough, but it does make it a little bit tougher," he said. "It makes you think about what schools you fit in at. Right now, I still feel like Florida State is the leader, but Miami, it blew my mind when I got the offer."
Getting back to Tallahassee has become a priority for Worton. Meeting the Seminoles new staff face to face hasn't happened yet.
"I keep up with coach [Lawrence] Dawsey once or twice every couple of weeks," Worton said. "I have been talking to the new recruiting coach for South Florida, coach [Tim] Brewster. I have been talking to him a lot, probably every other day. I am planning on going up there on Friday and talking to them all again.
"That is definitely going to be a big step for me, meeting with the new coaches and them being able to see me again, and seeing coach Jimbo [Fisher]."