Breathe a sigh of relief, Wolverine recruiting fans. Michigan was able to retain its top offensive playmaker in the 2021 class, as four-star receiver Xavier Worthy put ink to paper and officially just signed with the Maize and Blue.
The 6-foot-1, 160-pound speedster from Fresno, California committed to Michigan back in July over Alabama and Oregon. He stayed firmly locked in for a while, but then he took a visit to Alabama for the Iron Bowl last month. It took just a few days after that visit to Tuscaloosa for him to tweet out a graphic with a Michigan “M” and an Alabama “A” saying “Dec. 16,” indicating a final decision during the first day of the early signing period.
But luckily for Jim Harbaugh and Josh Gattis, they were able to hang on and fend off the top program in all of college football for one of the best offensive players in this class.
To be able to do that during a season as bad as this one for the Wolverines, AND during a time where Harbaugh doesn’t have anything guaranteed at U-M past the 2021 season, should be considered a MAJOR win for the Michigan football program. Nothing more, nothing less. This could very well be Harbaugh’s greatest win on the recruiting trail during his tenure at Michigan, and that’s saying something.
Worthy joins two other receivers in Michigan’s 2021 class — four-star Cristian Dixon and three-star Andrel Anthony.
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