Before Jeff Worthy left Boise State's camp last week he got an opportunity to sit down with coach Chris Petersen to talk about his future. That's when Worthy started to really get the feeling that he belonged there and so Sunday he decided to commit to the Broncos.
"About 20 minutes before I left I got to sit down with coach Petersen and we talked for a while and he made me feel like I'm supposed to be a Bronco," Worthy said.
"I felt really comfortable. I felt like I was talking to my dad. I felt like that's where I belonged."
Getting Worthy is a big addition to Boise State's class. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive tackle from La Habra (Calif.) Whittier Christian was one of the top prospects at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp and is a relentless worker on the football field.
Things had also picked up in a major way recruiting-wise for Worthy, who boasts offers from Arizona State, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon State, San Diego State, Southern Methodist, UCLA and Washington State.
Oregon, which has not offered yet, was believed to be a frontrunner but after Worthy visited Boise State he couldn't turn down its offer.
What has also helped Boise State's chances throughout his recruitment is that the Broncos could be in contention for a national championship next season.
"The coaches made me feel at home and I felt at home when I stepped on that blue turf," Worthy said. "I had that gut feeling.
"(Boise State's success is) a big thing for me. I'm always ready to compete for any kind of championship whether it is the conference championship or the national championship or a bowl. For them to be up for a bid for the national championship is very enticing."
Rivals.com rates Worthy, who finished with 139 tackles and 17 sacks in his junior season, as the No. 43 defensive tackle nationally and the No. 61 prospect in the California preseason top 100 of 2011. He won't attend any more summer camps and said his recruitment is now complete.
"Everything is done," Worthy said.