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Xavier Worthy to Texas

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Steve Sarkisian built a solid relationship with Xavier Worthy while pursuing him at Alabama last fall. The four-star receiver decided Saturday he wanted to play for Sark after all. 

Former Michigan 2021 wide receiver signee Xavier Worthy committed to Texas on Saturday in the middle of the Longhorns’ Orange-White game.

Worthy held 30 offers in high school including Alabama, Michigan, Georgia, and others. Worthy’s athletic profile as a 6-foot-1, 160-pound athlete who ran a 10.55 100m draws obvious comparisons to Alabama’s recent Heisman winner DeVonta Smith. 

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Worthy was a big time commit in Michigan’s 2021 class, one they very narrowly secured over Steve Sarkisian and Alabama, out of the typically highly mercenary region of Fresno, California. He was rated as a high 4-star by the composite, scoring .9714.

He was intending to enroll early at Michigan for the spring with big time quarterback recruit J.J. McCarthy but had some issues. Then his pal Giles Jackson became determined to transfer out of Ann Arbor. Worthy was looking to leave and found a new home in Austin.

Naturally the runner-up in Worthy’s 2021 recruitment, Steve Sarkisian is considered by most in Michigan to be the likely benefactor here.