Jeff Worthy: 'I'm Going To Compete'

Whittier Christian DT Jeff Worthy (La Habra, CA) and his teammates are just two wins away from winning the first state championship in school history. The future Bronco suffered a knee injury early in the season, but is now back up to full-speed & continues to anchor one of the strongest D-lines in Southern California. He spoke to BroncoCountry & offered his thoughts on his senior season to date.

Whittier Christian DT Jeff Worthy (La Habra, CA) and his teammates are just two wins away from winning the first state championship in school history. The future Bronco suffered a knee injury early in the season, but is now back up to full-speed and continues to anchor one of the strongest D-lines in Southern California. "I'm close to 100% now," he said. "I'm wearing a knee brace right now. I feel more secure with it on," he added.

Worthy (6'4, 285) entered the season with high expectations for himself. The knee injury combined with being the "marked man" on defense derailed those hopes, but he has fought hard and wants to finish his senior season with a bang. "I did sub-par. I didn't accomplish my goals," he stated. "I had to go through adversity and double-teams, and triple-teams. People definitely knew who I was this year."

Jeff's definition of "sub-par" would be deemed "fantastic" in the eyes of many when you take into account the knee injury and the fact that he was the marked man on defense. The talented DT has racked up 8 sacks and 55 tackles heading into the semifinal game against Village Christian on Friday.

Whittier Christian defeated Village Christian by a score of 29-26 during the regular season and there's much more at stake heading into Friday's game. It's tough to beat an opponent twice in one season so Worthy and his teammates know they have to bring their "A" game to secure a win. "They have a good RB and a big O-line," he said in regards to Village Christian. "Our offense made some key mistakes in that win. We should put up more points against them, but our coach told us it's hard to beat a good team twice."

Jeff has kept in touch with Head Coach Chris Petersen and Defensive Coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski. Both are eager to get him on campus and develop him into another solid Boise State D-lineman. By all accounts, Worthy is ready to earn his spot.

"I'm going to compete," he said. "I'm going to work my butt off and train every day. I'm going to take a month off after the season and get a personal trainer. He has gotten some guys ready for the college level. I'm going to work on speed training and weightlifting," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jeff Worthy.

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