Worthy makes his decision

As a bounceback from Boise State, Santa Ana DE Jeff Worthy (6-4.5, 295) burst onto the scene this spring when schools found out he was available to sign this December. With six offers to his name and attention from a couple of other schools, the talented and versatile defensive lineman had plenty of options, but after taking an visit to Arizona last weekend, he said it was the perfect fit...

"I committed (to Arizona) this morning," a happy Worthy told JCFootball.com. "It was great going there and seeing everything last weekend. From the football to the academics, it was just the perfect fit for me."

Worthy chose the Wildcats over offers from Colorado, Western Kentucky, Texas State, New Mexico and Fresno State and he was getting a lot of interest from Oregon and Arizona State, but they wanted to see his film before they made offers.

As a senior in high school, Worthy made the decision to sign with Boise State and spent two years there, but was dismissed and he began looking around for a place to land.

"I had a connection to Santa Ana and I needed to make a quick decision on where I was going to play so I could get registered," Worthy noted. "Coach (Geoff Jones) and his staff are great and they really know how to use their players and also get them ready for the next step."

As far as where Worthy fits into things, he will play almost every spot along the Dons' defensive line and he said Arizona sees him as a defensive end in their 3-4 scheme.

"I can play anywhere that a team needs me, but because I'm pretty quick for a guy my size so I feel like outside as a defensive end in a 3-4," Worthy said.

He is on pace to finish up his academic work in December and he will have two years to play two once he arrives.

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