"It feels great," he said of the accomplishment. "Coming from nothing makes it even better. Until I got to First Coast I wasn't getting anything."
The 6-foo was absorbed in learning about the Florida offense while on the visit. It is a new offense run by new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper.
"I went to see the new offensive coordinator and he showed me a couple of their personnel that they will run," Payton said. "Then I talked to some of the receivers and we talked some of the releases and coming off the line.
"They showed me they would run a lot of 11 personnel, 1 tight end and three receivers. They will be balanced also, so they will be running and throwing."
After hearing all that Florida had to offer, Florida head coach Weill Muschamp made sure that Payton realized that he was a wanted man.
"Coach Muschamp wanted to see me, he talked about my talent and that he liked me," Payton said. "He just told me he thought I was a beast and wanted to offer me a full scholarship. He likes how physical I am and my ability to play the game."
At the end of the day, Payton had a few things really stand out to him on his visit.
"I like the coaching staff, they are all nice coaches," he said. "The weight program was great and the nutrition stuff."
Being recruited as a receiver, he plays the position as well as being the backup quarterback at First Coast. He also returns kicks and punts.
He knows he will visit UCF on March 22, and knows a little of what he is looking for in a college choice.
"I am just trying to find the best school that fits me," he said. "I want a program that isn't just interested in my football ability."