Athol Springs (N.Y.) St. Francis defensive end Doug Worthington is one of the fastest rising prospects in New York. Worthington, a dominating presence at defensive end has already racked up 13 scholarship offers. Who has offered Worthington?
“I have scholarship offers from Connecticut, Penn State, Syracuse, Boston College, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Maryland, Alabama, Central Florida, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, and Buffalo. I am also being recruited by Michigan, Purdue, and Wisconsin,” said the 6-foot-7, 256-pound end who runs the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds.
Last season, Worthington racked up 68 tackles, seven sacks, 13 quarterback pressures, three fumble recoveries, and six forced fumbles.
“I could have doubled those stats if I had been able to play more than just the first half of every game. Our team dominates and I only get the opportunity to play half the time because our coach believes in good sportsmanship.”
Worthington said he will take his time through the recruiting process and see all there is to see.
“I can’t even begin to narrow down my list right now. Every school looks good to me. I have friends at Penn State. Ohio State produced Will Smith, who I really look up to. North Carolina is the school where my favorite NFL player went, Julius Peppers. Virginia Tech is moving to the ACC and Central Florida is moving to the Big East.”
What does Worthington look for in a school?
“Tradition is important to me. I look at the coaches, depth chart, and the graduation rate. I want to go to the school that will make me the best player that I can be and where I will graduate with an excellent education.”
Worthington currently maintains a 2.6 GPA and will take the SAT on May 1.