Larry Worth impressed with Arkansas visit

By Otis Kirk
on 2024-04-20 15:58 PM

FAYETTEVILLE — Jacksonville State linebacker Larry Worth was impressed with what he saw during his official visit to Arkansas.

Worth, 6-4, 220, is certainly what linebackers are supposed to look like. Worth credited Arkansas Defensive Coordinator Travis Williams and assistant Jake Trump for getting him to Arkansas.

“Coach T-Will just felt like family,” Worth said. “Seemed like a great opportunity. Just to see where I fit in the scheme. Just see where I can have a big role and make an impact.”

In 2023, Worth finished with 63 tackles, 28 unassisted, six for loss, four sacks, an interception, two pass breakups, three quarterback hurries, a forced fumble and one recovered. He talked about what he would bring to the linebacker room at Arkansas.

“I bring a lot of versatility,” Worth said. “You can throw me in wherever you need a play made on defense. I promise you are going to have a play made.”

He got better and better from the nickel linebacker position as the 2023 season went along. He recorded seven tackles in each of the last three games. He played wide receiver and outside linebacker in high school. As a freshman at Jacksonville State in 2022, Worth had 20 tackles including a pair for losses.

Pitt recently offered Worth and is trying to get in the mix with Arkansas and another Big Ten school.

“Minnesota is on me pretty heavy right now,” Worth said. “This is my first visit.”

The Razorbacks have a very talented linebacker room, but it is young and inexperienced for most part. Worth feels that is another area he could help.

“Yes that is what I would bring to the table,” Worth said. “A lot of experience and help the young guys out. They need some experience.”

Another factor that could help lead Worth to Arkansas is playing in the SEC.

“Yes sir,” Worth said. “The scouts can see I’m playing against the best talent. The best conference in college football and it translates to the league.”

Sam Pittman has said linebacker is one of the positions of need from this opening of the transfer portal. Arkansas also hosted Charlotte linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green, 6-2, 232, earlier this week.

(Last updated: 2024-04-20 15:58 PM)