Dallas Wilmer-Hutchins is technically playing its first season of football in quite some time as nearby A. Maceo Smith saw most of its students transfer to the newly re-opened school this year. The team is off to a strong start, defeating Molina 34-14 in the opening game.
One of the standouts is defensive end Deonte Wortham. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound senior tallied 13 sacks a year ago and is looking to build on that success this season. College coaches took notice of the standout defender and he recently made his decision on where he plans to continue his career.
"I committed to Colorado Sate yesterday," Wortham said on Wednesday. "I just wanted to go ahead and do it before we got too much into the season.
"They told me congratulations. He just wanted me to keep up the hard work and he said they were ready for me to come up there and make a difference."
Wortham says there are a number of factors that led him to choose the Rams.
"I wanted to go to a new environment and experience something new," he said. "I wanted to see how it feels to be in another city. I also think it's a team on the rise and I want to help them get better and everything.
"I want to go there and major in business management and they have a good program there. I just want to have fun up there and I know I made the right choice."
As an undersized defensive lineman, Wortham could have a position change in his future. That is something he is fine doing.
"I think they want me to play linebacker," he said, "but I'm not for sure just yet. I'm playing defensive end and d-tackle this year but I know I can make the move to linebacker if they want me to."
Wortham chose Colorado State over offers from Arizona State and Memphis.