QB commitment Worley shines for national audience

Justin Worley didn’t even need a whole quarter to steal the show and complete a huge comeback. The Northwestern (S.C.) High School quarterback and Tennessee commit didn’t even need five minutes.

Worley tossed five of his six touchdown passes in a 4-minute, 50-second span on Saturday against rival South Pointe in a game televised by ESPNU, leading the Trojans back from an early hole to pull away for a 48-20 win that opened a few eyes around the country.

And though the performance certainly caught the attention of recruiters, after it was over Worley reiterated his intention to stick with the Vols.

“(Doing this at UT) is something I think about and it’s something I’ve been able to talk about with some of the other commits to the program,” Worley told ESPN.com. “We are all going to do our part to help the program and we want people to know that Tennessee is bringing in quality players that will work hard to get the program back to the top.

“I fully support the coaching staff and the way they are doing things. I believe Coach Dooley will turn out to be a great ambassador for the school.”

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voloffaith writes:

My...my....my that is some productivity in a short span. I like a young man with integrity about his commitment. Lots of futbol to be played so we will keep an eye as did a national tv audience..speaking of good ambassador's.

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

This kid sounds like the real deal..Sorry I missed the game..Six touchdown passes in a span of 4 min. and 50 sec...That's unreal!!!

huntined#565710 writes:

Watched him play and he really looked great!! He will be a great find for TENN. Other teams were after him also so he must be the real thing..

voloffaith writes:

in response to Agent_Orange:

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She used to say,"Boringgg." Boring he is not. That will be a tough act to follow,but like I said we'll watch the games and see what happens.

Psychovol writes:

I'm sorry I missed this. Looks like UT is going to be set at QB for a while.

JCJ1986 writes:

He played well? What, how can that be? But he only has three stars. Just three stars. Those guys aren't good. Only guys with five stars by their name can do that.......Worley was an absolute beast and TENNESSEE has him, Dooley knows exactly what he's doing. 7+ wins in Dooley's first year.

Hounddog writes:

Let just see if some of the "star counters" want to take back some of their negative comments?
Mr Worley, you will never regret playing for the Vols...who will provide you a few more chances for national coverage. Let's play some football. Hounddog.

alwaysVol writes:

I watched the game, and his numbers are even more impressive knowing that his O'line gave him almost no help. Clowny and his teammate Dixon were in the backfield alot

Down_The_Field writes:

i like his commitment better than his numbers. oh, the numbers are good.

BigBadVol writes:

We continue to get players with character by a group of coaches with character.

Greek2me writes:

I am impressed with how competitive he is....able to take his game to the next level when it is on his shoulders. I think its one thing we've been missing for a few years.

kyvol98 writes:

Worley had a good game and a great 3rd qtr. A future leader on the hill.
Also, Clowney is a heck of a player too.

andy112382#209793 writes:

And what the article doesn't mention for those that missed it, they were playing a game that had the #1 overall recruiting playing d-line that the OL couldn't slow down and another d-lineman that wasn't far behind Clowney talent wise. Worley stood in the pocket and took the hits but not before using his quick release to perfection in the 3rd qtr.

peyton4prez writes:

in response to JCJ1986:

He played well? What, how can that be? But he only has three stars. Just three stars. Those guys aren't good. Only guys with five stars by their name can do that.......Worley was an absolute beast and TENNESSEE has him, Dooley knows exactly what he's doing. 7+ wins in Dooley's first year.

I take it you don't think the stars by the recruits name mean anything. Well just take a look at the teams who contend for a national title every year. There is a reason they are able to do that and i don't think it's because of their ability to find 3 star prospects.

Hillbilly_Orange writes:

“(Doing this at UT) is something I think about and it’s something I’ve been able to talk about with some of the other commits to the program,” Worley told ESPN.com. “We are all going to do our part to help the program and we want people to know that Tennessee is bringing in quality players that will work hard to get the program back to the top

This is exaclty what we need here, a kid that is glad to be here & will bleed orange! CDD is doing a GREAT job at recruiting these type kids. Something the last coach didn't seem to grasp. GO VOLS!!!

knoxswim890 writes:

For anyone who missed the game its on espn3 if you feel like watching it.

JCJ1986 writes:

in response to peyton4prez:

I take it you don't think the stars by the recruits name mean anything. Well just take a look at the teams who contend for a national title every year. There is a reason they are able to do that and i don't think it's because of their ability to find 3 star prospects.

National title games huh? You mean like the one this year between Texas and Alabama? Texas was led by the winningest QB in NCAA history, Colt McCoy, a THREE star player out of HS in '05 and 'Bama had a QB named McElroy, three star. I don't see your point.

SummittsCourt writes:

Staying the course... The Vols will win a national title within 5 years.

voloffaith writes:

in response to peyton4prez:

I take it you don't think the stars by the recruits name mean anything. Well just take a look at the teams who contend for a national title every year. There is a reason they are able to do that and i don't think it's because of their ability to find 3 star prospects.

paytown that was a very nice comment about Worley ewe made. NO you want to be a star gazer and overlook this game. Yes we are nimrods and only want 3* players...wrong sir. We are saying isn't it nice that the earlier naysayers couldn't get it right all the time about the only good players are the ones with little, numerous stars by their names. As the great Charlie Brown would say,"Good grief!"

VOLFORLIFE writes:

in response to Agent_Orange:

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Oops, I think you just showed your age, Agent. But that's okay...Laugh In is one of my all-time favorite shows.

GO VOLS!!!
(Hurry up Saturday!)
JUGHEAD

ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

This kid sounds like the real deal..Sorry I missed the game..Six touchdown passes in a span of 4 min. and 50 sec...That's unreal!!!

Sorry just five in that time span..I mis-read the article.

tree_em_smokey writes:

I watched this game also and what I thought was awesome was him being poised and throwing the ball when a DL was in his face about to plow him to the ground. He took the hit and was very accurate in throwing the ball. He is a step above other high school QB's already. Hope he is still committed in Feb. GBO!!!!!

nothinglastsforever writes:

A well spoken young man and a leader in the making. We believe in Coach Dooley, too. Welcome to Big Orange Country! Go Vols!

lyafarre writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

This kid sounds like the real deal..Sorry I missed the game..Six touchdown passes in a span of 4 min. and 50 sec...That's unreal!!!

Might be mentioned elsewhere, but you can go to ESPN3.com and find the game video.

somebodyelse writes:

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mtvols writes:

The facts in the article are incorrect. I watched the game and Worley only threw 5 TD passes not 6. All five were in the 3rd quarter.

oldsmokey67 writes:

He looked better than that QB that is committed to the crimson turds.That dude is horrible.

gaj619 writes:

What I like about Worley:
Poise(based on his overall performance)
More athletic than I thought
Slightly above average speed
Moves in the pocket well
Nice size. He looks to be all of 6'5"
Stronger than he looks
Above average arm strength for a HS QB
Accurate
Make all the throws-Touch, long ball, out patterns.
Sees the field well

What I don't like:
Tendency to make really bad throws under pressure and even after he escapes pressure but it could have been bad reads or routes by the receivers.

Give him some time with Chaney and he will be a really good one.

BleedsOrangeinMO writes:

in response to somebodyelse:

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OK. I watched the video and he made great throws however, he telegraphed every single pass that he threw. He never tried to "look off" the defense. He always looked down the side where the pass was going to go. Never took his eyes off the receiver.

OldNumber7 writes:

I like how this kid talks - he's sharp, educated, and, well, Manning-esque. This guy's a leader.

gaj619 writes:

in response to BleedsOrangeinMO:

OK. I watched the video and he made great throws however, he telegraphed every single pass that he threw. He never tried to "look off" the defense. He always looked down the side where the pass was going to go. Never took his eyes off the receiver.

If he had taken the time to look off the defense Clowney would have planted him. Sometimes the situation dictates a change in technique even if it does not fit the mold. I say nice adjustment by Worley.

alwaysVol writes:

in response to back2z1:

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who compaired him to Tebow? I think the kid is good, but I like the QB's we have now. nothing wrong with being excited about getting another good QB.

RoadTrip writes:

No - not the next Tebow. Manning. A real QB, not a throwing fullback.

Worly has all of the throws, intelligence, and agility to move around in the pocket and excape the rush. Something that Clowney experienced when he escaped his rush and hit a "secondary" receiver for 6 with a flick of the wrist. Add 20-30 lbs of muscle and this future Vol QB will be leading the team to some amazing wins in a few years.

Bigger_Al writes:

in response to AF1A4:

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Well yeah, but, he still doesn't have enough stars.

bigorange61 writes:

in response to back2z1:

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One of Tennessee's recruits had a good game. He made some mistakes too. Threw a couple of ill advised passes that got intercepted. However, he never lost his poise, despite two very good defensive ends giving him all he could stand all day long. Yes, we as Vol fans are excited about his play.

Nobody mentioned Tebow. He is your obsession. Why don't you go live out your obsession somewhere else. Just don't tell us where.

bigorange61 writes:

in response to listentothemusic:

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They were not all screen passes. Do your homework you freakin moron.

orangecountyvols writes:

Time to close this topic for the night. Worley sounds like a very talented player and one we will add to the QB mix in the future.

As expected, the DC's, ZZ's, and listentothemusic trolls come out on virtually Tennessee subject so must be pretty important news concerning the Vols, or these trolls wouldn't be roosting here checking out our news.

Hope to see some of you at the game.............trolls will be on a soap box somewhere.......picking out a team to pull for.

UTbassdrummer writes:

in response to back2z1:

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Why don't you echo as you fall down a well, you troll loser.

VolSkins writes:

Just remember he has a whole senior season to hone those looking off skills. If he is as smart as he sounds he just be training now, like he is a freshman, not too much pressure have fun, but this is where the great ones learn to prepare.

Mobbdeep4life writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

This kid sounds like the real deal..Sorry I missed the game..Six touchdown passes in a span of 4 min. and 50 sec...That's unreal!!!

I was fortunate enough to catch the game. He was shaky in the first half because of the pass rush but when he finally settled down he looked geat. The announcers said he was white hot and I would have to agree.

tn_rockytop writes:

in response to FirstAndGoal:

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no injury should be 5 star but i dont care i love the way he loves tennessee vols and he will be good.

Oenoboy writes:

I didn't read through all the troll gibberish but here's the highlights in case someone hasn't posted it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oWzkF...

The kid is good.

Vol4Life03 writes:

worley played OK in the game the first half i was not impressed but the second half he got into the rhythm he played well when the pocket collapsed but he did have a couple of passes that he should of thrown into the crowd but all in all he looked pretty good he will be a good qb in a couple of years after bray. i was really disapointed in the way the clowney kid played, is he really the number 1 kid in the nation? i mean yea he was good against the level of talent he played against but when he goes up against 6,7 330 in the sec hows he gonna do then?

GatorHatin2010 writes:

im glad this was posted bc when i was watching the game early and seen the two early picks and seeing him get slammed to the ground hard by clowney i just knew the trolls would been on here posting a bunch of phooey about how dooley cant recruit and anything else negative that can be said. So im glad he stayed poised and came out in the second half w/ a new adjusted game plan and was able to really turn some heads and my early opinion about the kid. I really like the comments that the kid made about UT and if we can get more kids like him then CDD will have a really bright future and hopefully another coach w/ a long successful tenure at UT.
Go Vols!

RollTideJoe writes:

in response to oldsmokey67:

He looked better than that QB that is committed to the crimson turds.That dude is horrible.

Alabama has three excellent QBs onboard, plus the QB you mention turned his ankle shortly after throwing an opening TD pass for a 70 yd score which affected the rest of his game. We'll be fine; don't worry about us! You've got enough to worry about.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

This kid sounds like the real deal..Sorry I missed the game..Six touchdown passes in a span of 4 min. and 50 sec...That's unreal!!!

He threw 6 td's in all.Five of them were in 4min. 50 sec. That is amazeing.I agree with another poster that was hopeing this Kid is for real. I love his attitude.He isn't thinking about us being down,but thinking about helping us get back to the top.That is what will get us there.I really don't worry about stars. If they fit the program and give their all and do so with class,we can win and win a lot with guys like Justin.

abnerPeabody writes:

in response to back2z1:

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Were you excited when T Boy and that current guy, what's his name committed to flurde? Keep your trap shut and you want swallow bugs.You are a sure fire dumb a--.

jjsteel writes:

in response to ProwlinAndGrowlinSmokeyDog:

This kid sounds like the real deal..Sorry I missed the game..Six touchdown passes in a span of 4 min. and 50 sec...That's unreal!!!

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volman79 writes:

in response to OldNumber7:

I like how this kid talks - he's sharp, educated, and, well, Manning-esque. This guy's a leader.

Manning-esque? Does that mean he will choke in almost every big game and blame the defence? And for u star gazer here's a question. How many stars did crompton have? That's all you have to know about stars they mean absolutely nothing?

volsfannsc writes:

in response to peyton4prez:

I take it you don't think the stars by the recruits name mean anything. Well just take a look at the teams who contend for a national title every year. There is a reason they are able to do that and i don't think it's because of their ability to find 3 star prospects.

As a statistition, you should run the numbers before believing everything you see on Rivals and Scout. Of the population named 5 stars, only 55% of those pan out to be contributors in the college game their freshman year. Of those 55%, 13% get washed up in off-field issues. Add 16% that become contributors their sophomore year. Another 8% become injured and never recover fully. And lastly, only 6% of whats left play their fourth year of eligibility. If you do the math, it's almost a 50% shot that Rivals and Scout get it right. Thats like throwing darts to pick the 5 stars. The probability of guessing 50% of true false questions is within a 95% confidence level.

Numbers are based on predictions made in years 2006 thru 2009. Sorry, I just don't see as much value as 'hype' for the 'star' system.

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