Xavier Worthy’s speed is his best asset.
So, it only seems fitting he would take an accelerated track in his football career.
The four-star receiver revealed Thursday on Twitter he plans to skip his senior season and enroll early with Michigan football, following the same path as fellow California recruit Cristian Dixon of Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.), who told the Free Press he will also forgo his last year of high school of football and head to Ann Arbor in January.
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Worthy, who plays at Fresno Central (Calif.) and committed to the Wolverines earlier in July, arrived at his decision after the state’s high school governing body announced earlier this week it postponed fall sports, including football, until December or January.
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Shortly after the California Interscholastic Federation delayed the season, Worthy said he was unclear what his options were, and then sent out a cryptic tweet asking what other states plan to play football in the fall. He later deleted that post and his coach at Fresno Central, Kyle Biggs, told the Free Press he expected Worthy to play his senior year, explaining the receiver wouldn’t have the option to enroll early at Michigan because of district policies and the format of certain classes.
Asked Thursday what had changed, Worthy said, “They just bypassed the rule for me, so they are going to let me take the classes I need to take in order to graduate early.”
Worthy said will have to complete four courses: two in English and one each in economics and government.