There was buzz about wide receiver Xavier Worthy and the Texas Longhorns after he signed with the with the Michigan Wolverines in December. After asking out of his NLI in early April, the four-star wide receiver flipped his pledge and committed to Texas on the day of the Orange-White game.
Worthy was set to be an early-enrollee at Michigan as a part of the 2021 class, but an undisclosed issue halted his progress. He then announced that he asked to be released from his National Letter of Intent on April 15 and the talk of him heading to Texas heated up in earnest.
Coming out of Central East (Fresno, Cali.), Worthy is the No. 61 player in the 2021 class, the No. 8 wide receiver in the country and the No. 4 player in the state of California. He is an explosive athlete, registering a 10.55 100-meter dash and a greater than 22-foot long jump. Worthy did not participate in the 2020 high school football season due to COVID-19 pushing the season to the spring, but as a junior, he racked up 992 yards and 16 scores on just 54 receptions.
Worthy is now the fourth receiver in the 2021 class, joining Jaden Alexis, Keithron Lee, and Casey Cain in the grouping.
Heading into fall practice, Worthy may be a name to watch with the wide receiver room still in a bit of flux.