Pack Leads For Worthington

Tyrell Worthington is now up to three scholarship offers and would not be surprised to see additional tenders come his way in the very near future.

Tyrell Worthington is now up to three scholarship offers and would not be surprised to see additional tenders come his way in the very near future.

"I got offers from N.C. State, Virginia Tech, and one from ECU," said Worthington. "A couple of other schools are talking about offering – Virginia, and [North] Carolina."

Each of the schools that have extended a football scholarship, hope to also see Worthington on their baseball diamond as he is considered to be one of the better baseball prospects in the state.

"I plan on playing both of them in college," said Worthington. "All the [offering] schools want me to play both [sports] in college."

The leading candidate for Worthington's dual sports skills is N.C. State following a recent unofficial visit to Raleigh.

"I like N.C. State, they are my leader," said Worthington. "When I attended their junior day, they showed us around and they told us about the history behind it. I like their prestige."

Worthington has also attended East Carolina's junior day, and plans to revisit N.C. State for the Wolfpack's summer camp.

Sunday Worthington was one of the more impressive recruits at's All-American Combine. After measuring in at 6-foot and 180 pounds, Worthington ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 seconds and 20-yard shuttle in 4.06 seconds. He topped off his performance with a combine best 6.79 seconds in the L-cone drill.

As a junior at Winterville (N.C.) South Central, Worthington excelled on both offense and defense earning the Area Player-of-the-Year Award. From his tailback position he rushed 140 times for 1,129 yards (8.06-yard average), and eight touchdowns. On defense, he accumulated 96 tackles and four interceptions.

COACH QUOTE: "I know his numbers don't sound like much when you compare him to some other guys you've probably heard about. But basically the biggest guy he had up front blocking for him was 180 pounds, so he does a lot of that on his own. You should see some of the moves he does.

"I feel kind of bad for him because if he had bigger linemen in front of him there's no telling what he could do. I think he can play running back on the next level because of his vision, but he's an athlete.

"He plays free safety for us and is very, very good back there. He doesn't come off the field except for extra points. If he had the right license, he would drive the team bus." -- South Central head coach Kemp Ewing

SCOUTING REPORT: "At 6-0, 185 pounds and boasting 4.47-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Tyrell Worthington has prototypical size for a college cornerback. In high school, Worthington has excelled whether it be at defensive back, running back or quarterback. He has explosive quickness with the ability to break on the ball and make plays in the defensive backfield. On offense, Worthington has tremendous skills which are built around his uncanny ability to cut on a dime when he finds the smallest crease and then explode past defenders and upfield.

"While many schools may look at Worthington primarily for defense, his skills are somewhat reminiscent of current Pack star Darrell Blackman when he was a senior in high school. He may not be the same, pure tailback that Blackman was, but Worthington possesses similar athleticism, speed and quickness." -- Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams

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