Wortham up to 10 offers

Wortham up to 10 offers

Lewisville (TX) Hebron runningback Dez Wortham is up to ten offers and is adding more interest.

Lewisville (TX) Hebron runningback Dez Wortham has been a fixture on the Hawks varsity since his freshman year at the class 5A program. Although he's battles some injuries each of the past two seasons, he's still put up good numbers and drawn the interest from colleges nationwide.

As a junior Wortham rushed for 950 yards and 16 touchdowns and added another 22 catches for 210 yards through the air earning unanimous district honors.

With a big frame at 6-foot, 200-pounds, Wortham has caught the attention of college recruiters with his size and speed. With ten offers on the table, the rising runningback has options.

"Right now I have ten offers; Kentucky, Wake Forest, Houston, Colorado State, San Diego State, Nevada, New Mexico, UConn, Utah State, and Navy," he said. "I've also been talking a lot with West Virginia lately and a little bit on and off with Arkansas. They're saying their still analyzing everything and studying film and all of that."

Wortham has only attended one camp this summer and instead of making any additional ones, he's turning his attention on getting himself ready for the 2012 season.

"Right now I'm just focused on getting bigger and faster and ready for the season," he said.

Another school Wortham has received interest from is TCU. His head coach, Brian Brazil, played for the Frogs under Jim Wacker.

"I know they came by in the spring and they liked what they saw but that's all I've really heard from them," Wortham said.

Wortham says TCU is a school he'd like to hear more from along with any others willing to show him interest.

"Definitely, it's a good school in a good conference and I like the offense," he said. "I'm really open to anybody; I just want to get to the next level."

Academics and playing time are two key factors Wortham is considering when choosing a school. For someone that's played on the varsity since his freshman season, early playing time is a huge plus.

"Academics and a system where I can fit in and learn and hopefully play early," Wortham said of the factors he's looking at. "I just want to help the team, if it's just blocking out of the backfield or catching, anyway to get touches so I can have the opportunity, especially on the offensive side."

With plenty of options to choose from, Wortham hopes to start narrowing his choices down by the end of the summer and plans to make at least one official visit before making a final decision.

"By the end of the summer I plan to having a top five and right now I'm looking to commit either halfway through the season or whenever we're done playing," he said. "I think I'll use one of my officials during our bye week, I'm not sure which one yet. I want to get out and see a football game and see how the school interacts with the football team and everything on gameday."

Wortham helped the Hawks of a playoff berth in 2011 but he's looking for more in 2012. As long as his team does well, what he accomplishes as an individual doesn't really matter to him.

"Definitely just giving my team the best chance to be successful, if that means I have to line up at slot or just block or whatever, I just want to help my team go far in the playoffs," he said. "Individually, I'm satisfied if my team is winning."


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