Visit Report: Jeff Worthy

Visit Report: Jeff Worthy

Whittier Christian DT Jeff Worthy (La Habra, CA) took his official visit to Boise State last weekend and the trip did nothing but reaffirm Worthy's decision to become a Bronco. The talented DT watched the Bronco defense dominate the Beaver offense and returned home knowing he could compete for early playing time as a freshman. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his visit to The Blue.

Whittier Christian DT Jeff Worthy (La Habra, CA) took his official visit to Boise State last weekend and the trip did nothing but reaffirm Worthy's decision to become a Bronco. The talented DT watched the Bronco defense dominate the Beaver offense and returned home knowing he could compete for early playing time as a freshman. "It was so much fun," he said. "Coach K (Kwiatkowski) told me I could potentially play next year. That's real exciting for me since I obviously want to make an impact right away," he added.

Worthy brought his parents along on the trip. Jeff's parents were eager to meet the coaching staff and get a feel for the atmosphere on campus. By all accounts, they approve of their son's decision. "My parents loved it," he stated. "I was pleased that my dad really liked it. He said he was proud of my choice."

There was one moment in particular that stood out to Jeff during his visit to campus. It wasn't about football, but rather the realization of the effect that the program has on those in the community. "I came walking out of the locker room and a kid wearing a Kellen Moore jersey asked me for my autograph," he said. "Having someone ask you for your autograph is the dream of every athlete. I told him I'm not on the team yet, but I will be next year."

The choice to play at a particular school isn't always simply about football. Jeff went to the Bronco Football Camp in June and had no idea that he would commit to Boise State within hours of returning home. He had a meeting with Head Coach Chris Petersen just prior to leaving campus and that quick visit was all it took. "Coach Pete is like a second father to me. I told my parents that I'll be learning life lessons as well. He went over the pyramid and it included things like integrity, confidence, and about eight different things total," Worthy said. "He's one of those guys that you can go to for anything and that's why I committed to him. I can't wait to get up there on The Blue and give my all for him."

Jeff and his teammates will be in action on Friday night as they look to improve to 5-0 against the Salesian Mustangs. The standout DT made his season debut last Friday after being cleared to play by his doctor and will be looking to wreak havoc in the Mustang backfield. "Honestly, it was just one of those games last week. I was definitely out of shape," he said. "I'm going full speed this week. My linemen have been working me hard at practice since they know they need me back at 100%," he added.

Worthy (6'4, 270) has also continued his excellent work in the classroom. He currently holds a 3.2 GPA, a score of 1240 on the SAT, and a score of 19 on the ACT.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jeff Worthy.

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