Texas was without one of their best receivers on the roster during Wednesday’s open practice.
In what was the first time that the public has been able to watch the Longhorns in person since the spring game, freshman wide receiver Xavier Worthy was not present.
The former Michigan commit and four-star prospect has been the talk of the offseason, and has been widely considered one of the most dynamic playmakers on the roster without even playing a game.
It seems that every time the media asks a Texas coach or player about who has stood out the most, the speedster Worthy is typically the first name out of their mouth.
Worthy has understandably garnered high praise, and could realistically claim a starting role as a true freshman. Special teams coordinator Jeff Banks was one of the latest people to talk up Worthy, as he complimented how cerebral Worthy is.
Jeff Banks on Xavier Worthy: “He’s like a junior football I.Q. wise.” #HookEm
— Jeff Howe (@JeffHowe247) August 18, 2021
Fans will have to wait until the season opener on Sept. 4 to see Worthy in action. The school stated that he was held out of the open practice due to a non-COVID-19 related illness.