As we sit firmly in the midst of the early stages of summer workouts for second-year head coach Steve Sarkisian and the Texas football program in early-to-mid June, the list season phase of the offseason rages on. Texas will be the topic of constant speculation and media discussion throughout the summer months as we wait for the start of training camp this fall.
And one of the topics of speculation concerning the Longhorns around the college football media landscape will be how the skill positions will be able to elevate this team on the field this fall. Texas has plenty of potential at the skill positions this year, highlighted by key stars such as junior running back Bijan Robinson and sophomore wide receiver Xavier Worthy.
The latter of those skill position studs for Sark and the Longhorns is the main topic of this piece, though.
Worthy looks the part of one of the very best wide receivers in the country this year. And that was confirmed in a recent list from On3, which ranked the 10 best wideouts in the country for 2022.
This ranking of the top 10 wideouts from On3 included Worthy inside the top five. That includes him amid a group of wideouts in the top five that also encompasses Oklahoma’s Marvin Mims, LSU’s Kayshon Boutte, and USC’s Jordan Addison.
Star Texas football WR Xavier Worthy ranked among the top wideouts for 2022
Here’s more on what this On3 piece ranking the top 10 wideouts had to say about their placement of Worthy at No. 5.
Steve Sarkisian’s offense is working out well for Xavier Worthy. He posted 981 yards and 12 scores on 62 receptions as a true freshman, and that was with quarterback drama. Worthy has an NIL value of $623,000 heading into his second year at Texas.
There’s a great chance that Worthy will easily eclipse the 1,000-receiving yard mark this fall. He nearly eclipsed that mark last season as a true freshman working into a brand new offensive system with a revolving door at the quarterback position.
If Texas has more stability at the quarterback position this year with the addition of the former Ohio State Buckeyes freshman transfer Quinn Ewers, the sky is the limit for Worthy.
Last season, Worthy was the top freshman wideout in the country, doing a little bit of everything for the Longhorns throughout much of the Big 12 slate. He will be relied upon again this fall, just to a lesser extent if Jordan Whittington can stay healthy and after the addition of former Wyoming wideout Isaiah Neyor.
Worthy and the Longhorns finished up last season with a record of 5-7 (3-6 Big 12), falling short of bowl eligibility for the first time since 2016. Texas opens up the 2022 regular season on Sep. 3 at home against Louisiana-Monroe.