Utah 2012 athlete loves Longhorns

"I have always liked the Texas Longhorns. Every kid has favorite schools and Texas has been my favorite college," stated Brent Wortman to LonghornDigest.com.

It's not uncommon for boys growing up to cheer for a team outside of their home state. Especially if that team is one of the best in the nation. It's the story with Utah athlete Brent Wortman.

"I have always liked the Texas Longhorns. Every kid has favorite schools and Texas has been my favorite college," stated Wortman to LonghornDigest.com. "They have really only showed minimal interest so far, but I think little interest is better than none at all at this point."

Wortman is a 6-foot-1-inch, 170-pound athlete that will be a junior this upcoming season for Northridge High School (5A) in Layton, Utah.

As a sophomore, Wortman played both Varsity and JV, combining for 52 receptions, 11 touchdowns, 1,112 yards on offense. As a safety on the defensive side of the ball, he had eight pass breakups, five interceptions, 42 tackles with 17 for a loss, two sacks and four forced fumbles.

"I'm just going to play wide receiver this year. It will give me an opportunity to just focus on that position and work on my game for the next level," said the soon to be junior. "Right now, I'm working with my quarterback every day, working on different coverages and routes. Also besides for just weightlifting at school, I see a personal trainer three to four times a week. We really work on my speed and strength."

After his sophomore year, Wortman received some letters, questionnaires and other materials from various colleges.

"Oregon has been showing a lot of interest and Colorado has been showing a ton," he told TotalBlueSports.com. "I've gotten a lot of letters from Colorado and from Oregon. Ohio State sent me a video of their last two bowl games they've been to. I wasn't sure they could do that until my junior year, you know.

"I want to get a good education because that will set you up for the rest of your life," said Wortman. "I feel a good environment would be the second thing. I like to put myself in the right places where I'm not going to be pressured and distract me from the thing I love, and that's football. I would want to be at a place where I can stay focused. The third thing would be a good football program and tradition they have, what kind of formations they run and things like that."


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