Former Boise State defensive tackle Jeff Worthy has found a home at Arizona, where he likely will start at nose tackle this season.
Fox Sports Arizona wrote about Worthy today.
Worthy was one of the prized recruits in Boise State’s troubled 2011 recruiting class. He was suspended for most of the 2012 season and removed from team activities. He was reinstated for the spring semester but two days after the school confirmed his return coach Chris Petersen announced his dismissal.
Worthy told Fox Sports Arizona that his troubles at Boise State turned his life around.
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“I was an 18-year-old know-it-all,” Worthy told the website. “I thought I was the best player out there. And I was just an idiot.
“ I needed to be a better person and do the right things and stop worrying about the parties and the girls and all that crap. That stuff doesn’t matter, in retrospect, compared to this. This is my priority. Football is my priority.”
Petersen will bring his new Washington Huskies team to Arizona on Nov. 15.
“I will gladly go and shake his hand and tell him the experience I had at Boise changed my life,” Worthy said.
Among the players in the 2011 recruiting class:
— Three have left the program (Eric Agbaroji, Jimmy Laughrea, Adam Sheffield).
— Five have been dismissed from the program or the school (Lee Hightower, Hayden Plinke, Sam Ukwuachu, Jake Van Ginkel, Jeff Worthy).
— Three have been suspended at some point (Jay Ajayi, Dallas Burroughs, Holden Huff).
— Others in that class include Robert Ash, Corey Bell, Marcus Henry, Taylor Loffler, Dillon Lukehart, Rees Odhiambo, Blake Renaud, Dextrell Simmons, Darian Thompson, Tyler Horn and Troy Ware.
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