Signing Day Profile: WR Dazalin Worsham

Signing Day Profile: WR Dazalin Worsham

Stefan Adams
2020 Hewitt-Trussville (AL) WR Dazalin Worsham officially became a Miami Hurricane this morning. He was the 14th signee of the class.


The 6-0, 185-pounder is currently a consensus 4-star in the national rankings. According to the 247Sports Composite, Worsham is the #327 player nationally, #57 WR in the country, and the #15 player in Alabama.


Recruiting Story

Worsham’s commitment to the Canes in November came a bit out of nowhere, as he was last on record saying Alabama was his leader. Worsham took an official visit to Miami in June, left by telling the staff he was coming, and it seemed like only a matter of time before he publicly became part of the class. He even decommitted from the Crimson Tide after the Miami trip. However, the months went on and nothing came from Worsham or his camp. Worsham started considering Alabama again after they started pushing for him even harder since his decommitment from the Crimson Tide. Worsham had also been a regular at Alabama home games during the season, so this was a great out of state pull for Taylor Stubblefield.


Evaluation

On the field, Worsham has been one of the most productive WR’s in Alabama high school football history. He leaves Hewitt-Trussville as the school's all-time leading receiver, having caught 215 passes for 2,369 yards and 28 touchdowns, while ranking eighth all-time in catches in state history. At the Opening Nashville Regional in April 2018, Worsham recorded a 4.81 40-yard dash, 4.44 short shuttle time, and 30.70 inch vertical leap as a rising junior. He did not test as a senior due to having double hip surgery over the offseason.

On tape, Worsham is a smooth and athletic strider. Plays with sudden feet on routes underneath. Will take what the defense gives him and shows ability as a possession receiver. Huge threat in the screen game as an elusive runner after the catch in the open field with a shred of daylight. Impressive body control in every direction to haul in passes. Willing downfield blocker. He looks a tick less explosive when comparing his junior and senior film, and his senior season was less productive than his sophomore and junior campaign, both of which could be attributed to recovery from his double hip surgery. That type of surgery at that age will always be cause for concern when talking about future injuries down the line, but Worsham certainly has the potential to become a top-end receiver in the ACC.


The Team

Miami will lose KJ Osborn to graduation, and Jeff Thomas has left early for the NFL. That leaves Miami with only 5 returning scholarship receivers; 3 of those (Mike Harley, Dee Wiggins, Mark Pope) have seen heavy playing time this season, and the staff loves Jeremiah Payton’s potential for next year and beyond.


Redshirt Probability: 6/10

None of Miami returnees at receiver have proven at this point that they can be the surefire #1 option week in and week out. So, while there doesn’t seem to be a ton of room in the rotation available, it feels as if at least one receiver from the 2020 class will be needed to provide depth right away, and a true transcendent talent that shows they are ready to play immediately could always emerge in camp to become a starter. Along with his fellow receiver classmates in Michael Redding and Xavier Restrepo, Worsham is also enrolling early, giving himself the best chance at seeing the field in 2020; it should also be noted he has the slightest build of the three, so he needs the college weight room/nutrition plan the most.

 

Comments (7)

Hopefully he is fully recovered and ready to ball. If he is, we may have snuck a talented WR out of Alabama.
Welcome to the U!
 
Double hip surgery for this young of a kid is a horrible sign. He runs great routes but watching his tape makes me cringe watching him cut just makes me think of the double hip surgery
 

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