WR Prospect Hopes to Prove He's Worthy

Gadsden City wide receiver T.J. Worthy talks about his performance at Auburn's Senior Camp.

Gadsden, Ala.--Playing on a team full of Division I prospects wide receiver T.J. Worthy is quietly carving out a name for himself following successful camp visits this spring and summer. On Sunday he continued his strong play with an impressive showing at Auburn's Senior Camp.

Along with fellow in-state wide receiver Collins Moore, Worthy was nearly unstoppable as he ran around and by defenders and caught everything in sight in one-on-one drills. He says for him it was all about competing and showing the coaches what he can do.

"I wanted to show the coaches what I could do," Worthy tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "They wanted to see what I could do. I was just trying to prove myself to everybody. Everybody says I'm an underdog. I want to prove to all of the coaches that I'm one of the top receivers in the nation.

"He's my boy," he adds of Moore. "We met at the Ole Miss camp. We've been keeping in touch. Me and him are the double threat."

Still waiting on an offer from the Tigers after getting earlier offers from Ole Miss, Memphis, Kentucky, UAB and Marshall while also hearing from Auburn, Alabama, Oklahoma and many others, the 6-1, 175-pounder notes he was just trying to make plays and everything else will fall into place.

"It was real important to me to play well," he notes about Auburn's camp. "It's the in-state school and I want to stay in-state. If I pick up an offer from Auburn that's where I want to go.

"I love it," he adds about Auburn. "I love all the coaches. I love Coach Trooper (Trooper Taylor). He's real down to earth and is up front. He's going to be truthful with you. I love the campus and love everybody. They make you feel at home."

Making Auburn even more of a favorite for Worthy is the fact that his current teammate and close friend Anthony Swain has already given a verbal pledge to coach Gene Chizik and his staff.

"That's my homeboy," Worthy says. "We're always riding with each other and chilling when we're at home. He was just at my house the other day. He encourages all of us to go to the right place for us, but I want to play with him."

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