Former Scout.com three-star athlete and Ragin' Cajun transfer T.J. Worthy has been granted an NCAA hardship that will allow him to play football for the 2012 season.
Worthy orginally signed with the 2011 Ole Miss Class and was grey-shirted last season. He transferred to UL for the 2012 spring semester after being released by new head coach Hugh Freeze. Worthy was denied his first appeal to the NCAA for a hardship waiver and would later request a review that eventually led to a approval to allow him to play this season.
The (6-2,200) Gasden, Alabama native was rated as a three-star prospect out of high school by Scout.com and Rivals. He was also a SuperPrep and prep Star All-Region pick and rated the No. 20 player in Alabama by SuperPrep, and the No. 18 player in Alabama by Rivals.
Worthy posted 21 catches for 450 yards and nine TDs as a senior at Gasden High School. In 2010 he helped lead his team to a 10-4 record and to a Class 6A state quarterfinals. he had scholarship offers out of high school from Ole miss (signed), Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisville and Tennessee.
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