"Ole Miss is my No. 1 school," he said last Friday. "I mean, it's just a great, family atmosphere. I love all the coaches. They make you work hard, but they like to have fun at the same time."
There was "a good chance" he was going to commit at Ole Miss' senior camp Saturday.
His relationship with the coaching staff had pushed the Rebels far out in front, not to mention the friendships he's built with some of the other notable Ole Miss wide receiver targets.
Worthy has grown close with Raleigh's Donte Moncrief, who committed to Ole Miss Sunday, Nickolas Brassell of South Panola and Forest's Josh Pinkston.
So, as expected, Worthy, along with many other top prospects, participated in Ole Miss' one-day camp, held inside the indoor practice facility on campus. Worthy opted to sit out individual drills, instead focusing on one-on-ones later in the day.
Now four days later, Worthy has ended his recruitment, pledging to Ole Miss to become the 12th commitment in the 2011 signing class, and fourth this week.
"From the first time I came up here, it just felt like a family," Worthy said.
"I mean, Coach Nutt, (wide receivers) Coach (Ron) Dickerson and (defensive line) Coach (Terry) Price, they just brought me in like I was one of them. I just loved it."
Worthy, a 6-foot-2, 180-pound wide receiver, made a lasting impression at Ole Miss' elite camp in late June, where he was finally extended a scholarship offer – a long-awaited gesture he said "put (Ole Miss) out in front for me."
"When I went up (to Ole Miss) on my first visit," Worthy said, "I fell in love with it."
Now with his decision behind him, he'll play the part of recruiter, hoping those newly-formed friendships will pay dividends. Worthy said he keeps in constant contact with Moncrief and Brassell, as well as current Mississippi State commit, and four-star defensive back, Jermaine Whitehead.
"Jermaine, that's my boy," he said. "We talk on Facebook all the time. I call him and he calls me. He just wants to go where we go."
Worthy, Moncrief and Brassell chose to spend the Friday night before camp in Oxford.
"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. Us three on the same side of the ball, it's unstoppable."
Worthy is ranked No. 102 amongst wide receivers, according to Scout.com. He chose the Rebels over, among others, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisville and Southern Mississippi.