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Newsome two-way star Will Worth, who led the Wolves to their best season in school history, has received his first college offer, from the Naval Academy.
Coach Kenneth Hiscock confirmed the offer Friday in a text message.
Worth has been a four-year starter for the Wolves, first as a freshman linebacker, then as a sophomore quarterback. Over those four years, Worth tallied more than 5,400 yards of offense, 57 touchdowns and nearly 300 tackles.
But Worth put it all together as a senior, throwing for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns, rushing for 1,537 and 19 more scores and racking up 104 tackles – all team-leading totals.
“How many quarterbacks do you know, or have known, that have played (middle) linebacker?” Durant coach Mike Gottman said of Worth prior to their region semifinal matchup.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Worth ultimately led Newsome to an 8-5 record and the Class 7A region finals, where the Wolves lost 21-18 to state-ranked and undefeated Kissimmee Osceola.
As the son of a retired Navy helicopter pilot and younger brother of a Naval Academy student, the offer from Navy seemed only a matter of time. Some Ivy League schools have also expressed interest.
Worth’s offer comes only a day after teammate Clint Carnell received an offer from the NAIA's Georgetown College.
Carnell rushed for 871 yards and 12 touchdowns and tied for the team lead with 17 receptions for 203 yards and another score.