Michigan's already impressive 2021 recruiting class just got another blue-chip prospect to add to the group. On Friday, the Wolverines received a verbal pledge from four-star wide receiver Xavier Worthy, bringing the total number of commits for the next cycle up to 20.
Worthy, from Central East High School in Fresno, California, is listed as the the No. 32 player in California (No. 16 WR in the state) and the No. 175 player nationally, per 247Sports Composite rankings. He's listed at 6-foot-1 and 160 pounds, so although he could add some weight at the next level, 247Sports notes that his speed (10.55 sec in the 100m) will make him a valuable weapon.
The speedy wideout held 20 offers, most of which came from the Power Five ranks, and chose the Wolverines over programs like Oregon. Most crystal ball projections had Worthy going to Ann Arbor over the bevy of other offers. Brandon Huffman of 247Sports, wrote the following about Worthy in his scouting report:
Explosive speedster with elite speed (10.55 PR in 100m as sophomore), dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. Crisp route runner, with ability to quickly gain separation and stretch the field. Natural pass-catcher who can get deep consistently while also taking shorter passes. Good body control and ability to adjust to throws. Also adept punt and kick returner. Slender frame will need to add weight and strength. Projects as immediate impact Power 5 player and second or third day NFL draft pick.
With Worthy's commitment, Michigan has the No. 8 class nationally and the second-best class in the Big Ten.