Worthington Considering Visits

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St. Francis (Athol Springs, NY) 6-7, 250 pound defensive end prospect Doug Worthington will make many unofficial visits throughout the summer. The most recent visit was to Ohio State for a summer camp session this past Sunday. He had been to Penn State before. Boston College, Connecticut, and North Carolina are schools he definitely plans on visiting. Worthington has some open weekends he plans on using as well.

“I know I’m going to UNC – I’ve already bought the tickets, Boston College, and Connecticut this summer,” Worthington said. “I still have some open dates in there, so we’ll see where I go with those.”

In addition to the summer visits, Worthington hopes to take all five official visits. With 17 scholarship offers, he wants to see as many schools as possible before making his decision. Three schools are looking very likely to receive official visits, with others being considered for the final two spots.

“I’m going to take all five official visits,” Worthington said. “I want to go to Ohio State, Tennessee, and Alabama. All of these schools have shown me great interest and I like the background of each school.

“Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, and LSU are some teams I’m considering for other official visits. I still want to see Tech before I can decide if they are still on my list or if I will take them off.”

Virginia Tech is among the list of schools being considered for either an unofficial or official visit (or possibly both). The Hokies were one of the first to offer Worthington, who appears genuinely interested in Tech.

“Virginia Tech has a great program,” Worthington said in today’s update. “I feel like I could help the program a lot. Coach Rogers told me they are really interested. He asked me to tell them if I wasn’t interested in them, so they could move on if I wasn’t. I told them I’m interested. I e-mail them all the time. I haven’t set anything, but I’d like to go down and see them on a visit.”

According to Worthington, UVa has offered as well. Though he says he would like to “check out” UVa, it looks like the Cavaliers are on the outside looking in right now.

“Virginia is a rising Division I program in the country,” Worthington said. “And one of my coaches told me they have one of the best campuses of any school in the country. The only thing that would hurt them is that they have a lot of linemen already committed.