Weight: 270 lbs.
High school: Toledo (OH) Whitmer
Position: Defensive end
Jersey number: #43
Last year: Wormley was in high school. He had 66 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 pass breakup.
Final TTB Rating: 73
Wormley's reputation as a football player went through a bit of a rough patch last year. Widely regarded as an elite recruit early in his high school career, questions arose about his health and aggressiveness. Some people (including me) thought that perhaps he had suffered an injury or, worse, had lost his fire for the game. The numbers above look pretty good, but it seemed they could have been better if he had given a little more effort on the field.
Wormley claims to be 270 lbs. now and he's headed for the strongside defensive end position, unless or until he outgrows the position. There has been a lot of discussion about his potential to play the 3-tech defensive tackle spot, and that seems to be a distinct possibility down the road. Strongside end is a tough position to play for a true freshman because of the technique and strength required to hold up against double teams, so Wormley should probably redshirt. After senior starter Craig Roh graduates, Wormley can battle with his classmates, Keith Heitzman, and Nathan Brink for the starting job.
Prediction: Redshirt if possible