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Arizona football recruiting: Former Boise State DL Jeff Worthy commits to Wildcats

After being dismissed from Boise State and landing at Santa Ana Community College, defensive lineman Jeff Worthy became the 23rd player to commit to Rich Rodriguez's program in the 2014 class.

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Arizona football's 23rd commitment for the 2014 class was a big one -- really. Defensive lineman Jeff Worthy, a 6-foot-4, 298 pound transfer from Santa Ana Community College and formerly Boise State, gave the Wildcats his pledge on Saturday as Rich Rodriguez's recruiting run continues.

Worthy was dismissed from Boise State for undisclosed reasons this past February but has quickly found himself back on a Division-I level.

Here's ESPN Insider's scouting report on Worthy, who came out of La Mirada, Calif., Whittier Christian High School as a three-star across most recruiting boards and a four-star at

He is not the most naturally athletic kid, but has a blue collar fight to the get the job done type style. He has good size and while he will need to still add some bulk it should not be a problem for him to add some more good size to his frame. He has a solid get-off. Does not always seem to be in the most advantageous stance to explode off the ball, but will also flash the ability to get some quick penetration at times. He is tough at the point of attack.


Will show flashes as a pass rusher. He has a quick swim move that allows him to get some penetration at times. Past that though he can tend to attack the whole man and while he will use his hands to keep some separation he needs to develop his pass rush arsenal and be more active with his hands to work past the blocker. Worthy comes across as a tough kid who will battle and give some production.

On a larger-scale, the commitment is the ninth in the past week or so -- obviously, the revealing of the new Lowell-Stevens facility has already gone a long way in impressing recruits. Though the Oregon Ducks may have a death star in what's being labeled as a football recruiting arms race, the Wildcats have their own tool to make jaws drop.