Jeff Worthy Had 'That Feeling' At Boise State

Jeff Worthy Had 'That Feeling' At Boise State

Whittier Christian HS DT Jeff Worthy (La Habra, CA) became the fifth verbal commitment for Boise State in the 2011 class when he committed on Sunday afternoon. Worthy camped at Boise State this past week and enjoyed every minute of his experience on The Blue. He left campus with 'that feeling' and it led to his verbal commitment just days later. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his decision..

Whittier Christian HS DT Jeff Worthy (La Habra, CA) became the fifth verbal commitment for Boise State in the 2011 class when he committed on Sunday afternoon. Worthy camped at Boise State this past week and enjoyed every minute of his experience on The Blue. He left campus with 'that feeling' and it led to his verbal commitment just days later. "I feel at home there and I heard one of my coaches say that once you go on campus you'll have that feeling. You'll fit, like the coaches, and have that feeling," he said. "I had that feeling and I'm going to do good things at Boise State," he added. Worthy also considered Nebraska, Arizona State, Oregon, and UCLA.

Jeff was recruited by Defensive Coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski and Running Backs Coach Keith Bhonapha. One factor that led to his verbal commitment was knowing that the Defensive Coordinator would also be his D-line coach. "Knowing that Coach Kwiatkowski would be my D-coordinator and D-line coach sparked my interest," he said. "He wants me to play Billy Winn's spot. Coach Kwiatkowski is a teacher and I responded good to his teaching at the camp. That's something I was looking for. I've got to respond well to the coaching."

The future Bronco had a meeting with Head Coach Chris Petersen just before he left campus. That meeting stands out in Worthy's mind as a big reason why he committed to Boise State. "I sat down with Coach Petersen for about twenty minutes before I took off. He said that every week he has a class for an hour where he sits down with all the freshmen and they talk about stuff in college. It could be girls, school, all kinds of things," he said. "He's going to teach me to grow up and I feel like I'll be a better person coming out of Boise State. I'll be a man and that's important," Worthy added.

Jeff can now focus on his senior season as he hopes to lead his team to a CIF title. He and his teammates at Whittier Christian have high expectations in 2010. "We want to beat our rivals, win league, and win CIF," he said. "My personal goals are 25-30 sacks and at least 145 tackles."

'That feeling' led to Worthy's commitment to Boise State and he's thrilled with his decision to become a Bronco. "I had that gut feeling that Boise State is where I belong," he said. "The stadium is unreal, the fan base is unbelievable, and Boise State is where I'm going to be for the next four years."

Last season, Worthy racked up 19 sacks and 137 tackles.

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