Michigan lands pledge from 4-star California receiver
Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class received another big commitment this week. Jim Harbaugh and his staff dipped into the West Coast to land a 4-star wide receiver.
Xavier Worthy, a native of Fresno, California, verbally committed to Michigan on Friday afternoon. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound receiver held offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Tennessee, USC and several others.
Worthy announced his decision with a tweet on Friday.
King tricky🕺🏾 pic.twitter.com/vip3yX5HiT
— The Real Flash⚡️❄️ (@Xavierworthy2) July 10, 2020
Worthy had a big year at Central East High School during the 2019 campaign. He totaled 992 receiving yards and 16 touchdowns on 52 receptions last fall. He’s also lightning-quick, posting a 10.55 time in the 100 meters.
From 247Sports’ Brandon Huffman:
Explosive speedster with elite speed (10.55 PR in 100m as sophomore), dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. Crisp route runner, with ability to quickly gain separation and stretch the field. Natural pass-catcher who can get deep consistently while also taking shorter passes. Good body control and ability to adjust to throws. Also adept punt and kick returner. Slender frame will need to add weight and strength.
According to 247Sports’ Composite Rankings, Worthy is the No. 175 player in the 2021 recruiting class, regardless of position. He’s listed as the No. 32 receiver and the No. 16 prospect from the state of California.
Worthy’s pledge gives Michigan’s 2021 recruiting class 20 members. The Wolverines currently rank No. 8 nationally and No. 2 in the B1G.