Going public in two weeks

Glades Central wide receiver Rontavious Wooten knows that time is ticking away, each moment bringing him closer to August 29, the day he plans to announce his college choice.

Wooten (5-11, 175, 4.5), had offers from a handful of schools, as expected from the nations No. 28 ranked wide receiver and one of the Sunshine State’s top athletes.


He has taken a few visits and recently made things a bit clearer after he left Baton Rouge at the end of July.


“I am down to Georgia or LSU,” Wooten said. “I feel comfortable with both, but I just see a better fit for me at one university than the other.”


Although he may have his mind up, Wooten is not all too nervous for the decision to be announced.


“I already know who it is,” he said. “No press conferences or anything like that will be needed at the school. I am just going to tell someone. I am sure the word will spread.”


Wooten, whose voice resonates with a sound of affirmation in his decision, is happy with the way things are going heading into his senior season.


“It’s just football, football, football,” he said with a laugh. “We started Monday, and we hit full pads today (Wednesday).”


With his speed and vision, Wooten is looking to get the ball in his hands more this season, having the coaching staff work more plays in where he gets the ball off of pitches and reverses.


In terms of getting the ball in his hands at the college level, Wooten admits that playing early is definitely a factor.


“Coach [Mark] Richt is letting me know that I can get some good looks right away,” Wooten said. “I checked out depth charts and everything, and I feel like I am making the right choice.


“Both universities are great, and LSU is a place where I had a great time. Everyone makes you feel right at home. It’s a comfortable atmosphere.”


Now the only thing left for Wooten to do is make his decision public which is not expected to happen for another two weeks.


Note: Rontavious Wooten finished his junior season with 700 yards receiving and 700 yards rushing for 14 touchdowns.

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