4 Star DL to Visit Alabama?

<b>Doug Worthington</b> is a 6-7, 257 pound defensive end for St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York. Worthington made a commitment to the Ohio State Buckeyes in mid September. Worthington has finished his senior football season and is now thinking about taking a few official visits.

"I am thinking about taking a few visits. My dad  would really like for me to take them just to see what else is out there for me. There are really no doubts in my mind  I will sign with Ohio State, but I am  going to take a few visits for my dad," said Doug Worthington.

There are a few schools hoping Worthington will consider them  for an official visit.

"I probably will not take all five of the visits. I am looking at Boston College, Alabama, Wisconsin, and maybe Penn State."

The four star defensive end has a few reasons why he is looking to visit these four schools.

Boston College: "They are a small school that develops their players really well. I really like my position coach, and I think Coach O'Brien is a great coach."

Wisconsin: "They were the shocker in the Big Ten this year. I really like their defensive scheme, and they are an up and coming team."

Penn State: "They already have good recruiting class. I have heard they have a good shot at the top prospect in the country. It is close to home, and I would like to check it out."

Alabama: "I really love Coach Randolph. He calls me just as much as the Ohio State coaches call. It is mostly just Alabama and Ohio State that calls me now. I know they have great tradition, and I would love to go check it out. They have a great defensive line, and they are another up and coming program. They have played some close ball games, and they played Auburn very close. I also have a few ties with Alabama."

These four schools are hoping to steer Worthington away from his commitment, but for now, he remains solid with the Buckeyes.

"I have told all of those schools, I am still committed to Ohio State, and they fully understand. I feel like my decision is already made, but a definite final decision will be made way before February 2. I am going to wait to see what happens with the Coach Tressel and Maurice Clarett situation. I feel like I will be at Ohio State," said Worthington.

Worthington was able to attend one game this year.

"I went to the Ohio State/Michigan game last weekend. It was a really great game. I was able to walk with the players during their walk to the game. They were the under dogs and they came out ready to play. It was great, and I had a lot of fun."

St. Francis finished their season and Worthington had an outstanding senior year.

"We finished the season 8-2. We won our league championship and that is the best we could possibly do. In New York State, we don't have play-offs, since we are a Catholic school. At one point, we were ranked #22 in the country. We lost to one of the best teams in Pennsylvania and we lost to one of the top teams in Ohio. I finished the season with eighty-seven tackles, eight sacks, twenty-two quarterback pressures, four forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries."

Worthington is also a star on the hardwood.

"I am playing basketball this year and our first game is on December 2. I think we should have a really good team. I usually play either center or power forward," said Worthington.

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