It's a relationship dating back to his ninth grade season at Gadsden City High School, located in Gadsden, Ala. Ole Miss defensive line coach Terry Price, then at Auburn, began developing a strong rapport with three-star wide receiver.
Now, as Worthy enters his senior year, those in-roads are paying off.
"Ole Miss is my No. 1 school," he said Friday. "I mean, it's just a great, family atmosphere. I love all the coaches."
Worthy had long hoped for a scholarship offer from Ole Miss, but was still under evaluation earlier this summer.
He had to patient and wait for an opportunity to further showcase his talents. That chance came in June, when the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder made a lasting impression at Ole Miss' elite camp.
He was extended a scholarship shortly after.
"That put them out in front for me," Worthy said. "They were always the school I was looking at, because of how long I've known Coach Price. He doesn't recruit our area now, but Ole Miss became a school I was looking at. Then I went up there on my first visit.
"I fell in love with it."
Even before head coach Houston Nutt announced the dismissal of sophomore wide receiver Pat Patterson from the football program for a "violation of team rules" Wednesday, Ole Miss had planned to sign as many as six wide receivers in the 2011 recruiting class.
Ole Miss lost its leading receivers from last season, Shay Hodge and Dexter McCluster, to graduation, and has little experience behind veterans and current starters Markeith Summers and Lionel Breaux.
"Before he got dismissed from the team, (wide receivers ) Coach (Ron) Dickerson was already telling us they were going to sign five or six receivers, and all of them are going to have to come in and play," Worthy said. "If all of us come, that's even better for us. There's more opportunity."
Worthy plans on making a return trip to Oxford July 17, when Ole Miss hosts its one-day camp for 2011 seniors. Many top prospects are expected to be in attendance, including a handful from a talented crop of rising seniors in Mississippi.
"Really, I just want to work on my route-running up there," Worthy said. "That's it, really. I proved myself last time I was there."
Worthy said "there's a good chance" he could commit during or shortly after camp. And if he has it his way, he won't be the last domino to fall.
He's maintained contact, and built friendships, with other blue-chip wide receivers, including Donte Moncrief, Nickolas Brassell and Tobias Singleton.
"We talk about recruiting all the time," he said. "We want to all go play at the same school. We all want to play with each other. All of us are going to go up there for Senior Day."