Tenn. DE gaining interest

Hakeem Worthen, 6-5, 300 pound defensive linemen from Knoxville – South Doyle (Tenn.) is hoping to find his first offer soon. Worthen spoken of his plans to go to camps this summer in hopes of showing off his skills. Find out what teams can expect a visit from this big East Tennessee prospect.

Hakeem Worthen does not have any offers yet, but said of those showing interest, "I get letters from Tennessee, Auburn, Louisiana State University, Michigan State, Rutgers, Indiana, and Vanderbilt."

Worthen not only is receiving a lot of mail, but he also has been on a few visits. He went on to say, "I went to Louisville junior day. I've been to Tennessee a few times and I went to Wake Forest with my coach and Chase Phillips last year."

He explained of his time at Louisville, "I liked Louisville a lot. I liked their coaches. The defensive line coach Delgado is real cool and he believes that I'm a great player that can amount to something special. The Louisville team is real cool and close. I just liked it a lot."

Another school Worthen has an interest in is the hometown Vols. He commented, "I like Tennessee. I like Coach Brooks. Growing up in the Knoxville area it's always been a dream of mine to play in the Knoxville area."

He was able to take in a visit with his teammate, Chase Phillips, last year at Wake Forest. Worthen liked the Demon Deacons and said, "Wake Forest was real nice. It's a cool campus and I liked their coaches a lot."

In order to gain the exposure this summer Worthen said, "I plan on doing a lot of visiting this summer." He listed the schools he will pay visit to by explaining, "I am going to Tennessee camp, Ohio State camp, Georgia's camp, Middle Tennessee's camp, and Kentucky's camp."

Worthen said of his playing abilities, "My explosiveness and quickness are my strengths." A very confident Worthen commented, "If I play my game the way I know I can play I don't believe there is a soul in Tennessee that can stop me from doing my job."

As far as his team Worthen explained, "I think my team is going to be real good. I'm comfortable with our scrimmage against Farragut. I'm comfortable about this season and I feel like we can really compete this season."

Worthen's team finished up spring drills this Friday. They were able to scrimmage Knoxville Farragut. When asked about Will Jackson, offensive guard prospect from Knoxville Farragut, Worthen said, "At the beginning of the scrimmage he played tackle and later in the scrimmage they moved him to guard. Me and my teammate both got a piece of him."


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