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'14 JC DT Jeff Worthy (verbal to Arizona)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by lawdogg, May 25, 2013.

  1. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Santa Ana C.C. (Santa Ana, CA)

    Ht: 6'4"
    Wt: 298
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    Rivals Rating: 3*-5.7rr
    Scout Rating: 2*; JC DT
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    Reported Offers: COLORADO, Arizona, Fresno State, Texas State, Western Kentucky
     
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  2. lawdogg

    lawdogg Club Member Club Member

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    Committed to Boise State in the class of 2011 and looks like he was there for a year or two. It appears that he was dismissed from the team, landed at Santa Ana C.C., and is a class of 2014 recruit. I know we have some Boise folks who frequent the site; perhaps they can shed some light on the circumstances surrounding his dismissal.

    Recent article from the Rivals Fresno State site offers a little more information about Worthy.
     
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  3. MtnBuff

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    If he thinks Fresno is a nice city I have to wonder what he will think of Boulder. Sounds like he was looking for something nice to say.
     
  4. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    Here's some older video of him in high school


    [video=youtube;TkbDmTmDzNE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TkbDmTmDzNE[/video]
     
  5. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The basic profile coming out of high school is worth looking at. Very intriguing player.

    Rivals 3*-5.7rr; #39 DT
    Scout 3*; #45 DT
    ESPN 3*-77 grade; #63 DT
    247 Sports 4*-91 rating; #26 DT (#240 overall)

    Reported Offers: Arizona State, Boise State, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Diego State, SMU, UCLA, Washington State

    Despite playing at a smaller school, has dominated at the prep level and at several camps. Well put together, and lean, has the frame to add more weight but keep his athleticism and speed off the ball. -Brandon Huffman
     
  6. cmgoods

    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    picked up offers from Arizona, Texas State, and Western Kentucky
     
  7. nocoolnamejim

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    Wish I could shed any light as to the reasons for his dismissal. Coach Pete does not mess around when it comes to discipline and Worthy is one of several players who were either highly heralded recruits or productive players on the field to be removed from the team in recent years. In each case, the reason is never released to the public.

    I admit that I like this policy in theory, but find it frustrating in practice. In theory, it not only prevents second guessing and improves locker room chemistry by ensuring that no player is above the law (as compared to what you see at other schools where stud players and scrubs can commit the same offense and get wildly different treatment) but also makes it easier to root for a team knowing that the staff is making sure that they are paying attention to making sure they are good people off the field. In practice it can be a little annoying because you see players that you expect great things from (such as Sam Ukwuachu from the same class) suddenly gone.

    Worthy was one that I was particularly sad to lose. I thought he had a very bright future. Coming out of high school, he had offers from a number of highly regarded programs across the Pac-12 and Big-12. It is not listed as an offer on his Scout profile, but a former player with good connections with the team has said that USC made a late run at him.

    http://boisestate.scout.com/a.z?s=336&p=8&c=1&nid=4907848

    His aunt was also very active on the Bronco Country boards after he signed (though not before as that could have been considered a violation). She did not express disagreement with the team's decision and had nothing but positive feelings towards the school and the coaching staff. My personal impression was that Worthy made a mistake and has owned up to it with his family and deserves another chance. I sincerely hope that he catches on somewhere and gets another shot at getting his degree and making an impact on the field.

    This statement comes with a huge caveat since, again, I don't know what he did to have Coach Pete dismiss him, but I think he'd be a solid player for you guys to land.
     
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    cmgoods Olympic Sports Mod Club Member

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    committed to Arizona
     

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