Derrick Worthy Ready To Lock It Down For OCC

Orange Coast CB Derrick Worthy (5-11, 175), who recently received an offer from an FCS program, has emerged this summer as a JUCO corner to keep an eye on this season. The talented lock-down corner is ready for a big sophomore season and he hopes his performance results in offers from FBS coaching staffs...

"The offseason has been great," Derrick Worthy told "I've had a good summer, trying to get bigger and stronger and I received an offer from Montana State."

The offer is the first for Worthy, but he's been drawing interest from Central Michigan as well.

As a freshman last fall, Worthy totaled 27 tackles while hauling in an interception and tying for second on the team with six pass breakups.

"I think the best thing about me is that I can be one-on-one, on a island and make big plays, shut other teams' number one receivers down," Worthy noted. "I'm a very passionate corner, I'm very coachable and I don't crack under pressure."

Worthy enjoyed a solid prep career at Los Alamitos (Ca.) High School, but even though he was a full-qualifier academically he went overlooked by recruiters, so he decided to head to OCC to keep playing ball and work on his game.

"One of my high school coaches became the D-coordinator here so it was an easy transition," Worthy recalled.

The talented corner is a very good student and he'll finish up his two-year degree in December with three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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