Top Gator football recruit from Clermont arrested

East Ridge High School's Justin Watkins rated as 4-star receiver


OCALA, Fla. – One of Florida's top recruits was released from jail early Wednesday after allegedly kicking a woman's car and breaking her cellphone during an argument.

Justin Watkins, a four-star prospect and incoming freshman from East Ridge High School in Clermont, was arrested Tuesday on a misdemeanor complaint of trespassing on school grounds.

According to jail records, he was released on a $500 bond.

Gators coach Dan Mullen says he is aware of the arrest and "still collecting information."