4-Star WR Xavier Worthy Commits to Texas After Getting Release from Michigan

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistApril 24, 2021

Credit: 247Sports

Highly touted wide receiver recruit Xavier Worthy announced Saturday that he committed to the University of Texas.

Flash Worthy⚡️ @Xavierworthy2

Committed https://t.co/w6B1CmLtGm

According to ESPN's Dave Wilson, Worthy originally signed on to play at the University of Michigan but said April 15 that "due to circumstances beyond my control, things did not go as planned" with regard to playing for the Wolverines.

As a result, Worthy was granted his release by Michigan, and he will now play his college football for the Longhorns.

Per 247Sports, Worthy is a 4 star-recruit and the No. 61 overall player, No. 8 wideout and No. 4 player from the state of California in the 2021 class.

Worthy played his high school ball at Central East High School in Fresno, California, and put up some big numbers in the process. He last played in 2019, racking up 54 receptions for 992 yards and 16 touchdowns.

The 6'1", 160-pound Worthy will now join a Texas offense that will be guided by new head coach Steve Sarkisian.

Sarkisian spent the previous two seasons as the offensive coordinator at Alabama, and Wilson noted that Worthy considered Alabama while Sarkisian was still on the staff.

Texas hired Sarkisian to take over for Tom Herman after the Longhorns went 7-3 last season and 32-18 overall during his tenure.

Sarkisian has long been regarded as one of the best offensive minds in college football, meaning he may be able to get the most out of a dynamic talent like Worthy.

The biggest question for Sarkisian, Worthy and the Texas offense entering the 2021 season may be who is going to take over for Sam Ehlinger as the starting quarterback.

Junior Casey Thompson and freshman Hudson Card will battle it out this offseason to earn the starting job, and either of them would benefit from the arrival of Worthy, provided he receives some playing time during his freshman campaign.