An incoming player from the Florida football program’s 2018 recruiting class has found himself in trouble with the law. According to reports, four-star signee Justin Watkins has been arrested after an altercation with a woman in the parking lot of a high school in the Sunshine State. Watkins is facing a count of misdemeanor trespassing on school grounds for his involvement in the incident.
Watkins allegedly turned violent after a verbal incident and threw the unnamed woman’s phone before kicking her car.
From the Tampa Bay Times:
Justin Watkins — a four-star athlete from Clermont — and an unnamed female had a verbal argument last week. Watkins then took her cell phone, left and later threw it on the ground, shattering its screen, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained Thursday by the Tampa Bay Times.
Watkins followed the female to the student parking lot at a Marion County high school. He then kicked her car and tried to let air out of the tires — an action confirmed by the school’s video surveillance.
The Gators say they are currently looking into the situation.
“We are aware of the incident with Justin and are still collecting information,” a statement from Florida head coach Dan Mullen read.