Miami Hurricanes freshman wide receiver Dazalin Worsham was one of four that signed with the program as a part of the 2020 recruiting class.
Entering his first year, the dynamic, record-setting receiver has the opportunity to produce early for UM.
At 6-foot, 185-pounds, Worsham is an absolute ballhawk. In high school, he filled up the stat sheet, recording 215 receptions for 2,369 yards with 28 touchdowns over his four-year career at Hewitt-Trussville (Alabama).
Worsham’s highlights showcase his knack for getting open, catching the ball, and making a play in the open field. His 215 catches made him the all-time leader in receptions in Hewitt-Trussville history. It also engraved him as 8th all-time in Alabama HSFB history.
The 2020 Under Under Armour All-American had committed to Alabama as a sophomore and kept the status for over a year, but decommitted four days after his official visit to Coral Gables on June 21, 2019. Ultimately, it took an additional six months for the Hurricanes to land Worsham’s commitment.
He enters Miami as a three-star recruit, the No. 20 player in Alabama, and the No. 82 WR in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports Composite. Compared to his fellow freshman receivers, Worsham ranks as the second-highest rated commit, behind four-star Michael Redding III but above three-star ATH Xavier Restrepo and three-star Keyshawn Smith.
With the departure of K.J. Osborn — Miami’s leading receiver in yards and touchdowns in 2019 — to the NFL alongside Jeff Thomas, there will be plenty of opportunities for UM’s freshman receivers to see the field in 2020.
Under Rhett Lashlee’s offense, screens serve as an integral part of the success. Worsham excels in short-area situations, where he’s able to use his quickness to make big plays. If Worsham is able to put on weight and continue to progress over the summer, he could very well crack the rotation as an inside receiver this season.
There’s also a slim chance that Worsham ends up redshirting, just like Jeremiah Payton, a former four-star recruit, so he can continue to develop physically. However, with fewer receivers returning, an opportunity will spawn for Worsham to see the field in 2020.