UNC Worthington's Only Camp Visit

For the first time this summer, Tyrell Worthington snuck away from baseball and attended a football event. The Scout.com three-star prospect was at North Carolina's individual rising senior camp – his only camping stop.

"It went real good," said Worthington. "They showed us around campus – inside and out. We did individual drills, [and] then we went up against the linebackers. I felt like I did well."

During the camp, Worthington, a 6-foot 185-pound athlete from Winterville (N.C.) South Central, worked exclusively at tailback. While the staff has yet to discuss their plans for him, head coach John Bunting made sure to pull Worthington to the side during drills.

"He came by and talked to me for awhile," said Worthington. "He was watching me during the drills and he said I look good during the drills."

Additionally, Worthington spent a lot of time with running back coach Andre Powell.

"He's a real good coach and he's funny, too," said Worthington. "A lot of the drills he showed us I feel like I can use something from them in a game."

Worthington felt the camping experience gave him a good grasp of UNC's program and definitely helped the Tar Heels' chances.

"I like what they have to offer," said Worthington. "It made me more into them going to their camp. I know how they run their offensive drills and how the coaches coach and stuff like that."

Worthington, who holds scholarship offers from Clemson, East Carolina, Louisville, N.C. State, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech, is favoring five schools.

"I don't have a leader, but my top five is [North] Carolina, [N.C.] State, ECU, Clemson, and Virginia Tech," said Worthington. "Those are the schools that are recruiting me the hardest."

The main obstacle for all five teams isn't each other, its Major League Baseball. Worthington said right now he is "50-50" between heading to college and going pro with baseball. If he were to choose the college route, he would play both sports for the school he selects. Worthington doesn't plan to make any sort of decisions for a couple more months.

As a junior, Worthington earned 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.

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