Wide receiver C.J. Worton will play his senior season of college football away from the University of Florida
The former South Dade standout announced Thursday on his personal Twitter account that he will be transferring from UF after the spring semester concludes.
Worton played in 13 games during his three seasons at UF. He finished his Gators career with 10 catches, 126 yards and two touchdowns -- both of which came during his sophomore year.
The biggest play of his collegiate career thus far came in the 2015 SEC Championship Game, where he caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Treon Harris in the end zone between a pair of Crimson Tide defenders.
Worton's full message that he posted on his Twitter page is below.
"To everyone who is wondering what is going on, I am no longer on the University of Florida football team. With much guidance and help from this coaching staff I will end up at a top university and continue to play football. I did not want to draw any negative attention to the school with signing day so close and risk giving any commits second thoughts. I love this school, the fans, and most importantly the guys I've gone to work with everyday for the past 3 years. My teammates are the biggest reason for this move, without the steady encouragement from them I do not know where I would be. I've competed against the best and know that I am capable of playing at a high level. I am getting the most out of my scholarship and staying enrolled at school in order to stay eligible and will be moving on after the spring semester. Thank you everyone for the support."