Blake Worthy, a defensive back from Gadsden City High School in Ala., earned an Arkansas State scholarship offer this summer with his performance at camp. The 6-foot-1.5, 205-pound prospect enjoyed his time in Jonesboro and hopes to make a return visit this fall.
"I was [at Arkansas State] for camp in the middle of summer," said Blake Worthy, "but I'm hoping to go back for the Memphis game in early September. I liked it there a lot. I didn't realize it would be so big, but it was nice. Coach Malzahn is doing a great job getting things going on up there.
"After I was offered at camp, I've been talking to Coach (Rhett) Lashlee all the time. They think I can play either outside linebacker or safety. They liked my size, my lateral movement, and how quickly I run downhill."
Worth holds FBS offers from Arkansas State, Memphis, Purdue, South Alabama, Southern Miss, and UAB. He also holds another six FCS offers from Alabama A&M, Alabama State, Grambling State, Murray State, Southern, and Tennessee Tech. He's being shown heavy interest from Alabama, California, Louisville, Arizona, and Arizona State.
"I was just at Alabama this Sunday," Worthy said. "I'd like to make it to a game at Purdue and take an official there too. Cal wants to come see me play in mid-season when we play Auburn. Those three schools are recruiting me the hardest but I'm open to everyone showing me love.
"When I commit, it's going to be a family decision. It's going to be a school that's going to be good for all of us. I'd like to play for a team on the up rise where I can come in and help out by playing right away. The defense doesn't matter. I see myself being able to play in any style of defense."
Gadsden City has produced some top defensive backs including Anthony Swain (Auburn), Dale Trimble (Kentucky/NEMCC), and Dre Kirkpartick (Alabama/Cincinnati Bengals). Also on that list is T.J. Worthy, Blake's older brother, who transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette after a redshirt season at Kentucky. Worthy will be moving to safety from outside linebacker this season to show schools another facet of his game. His team, the Titans, open their season August 31st on the road at Florence.