After narrowing his list of options down to BYU, Davidson, Penn, and Princeton, Mequon (Wis.) Homestead 2013 Forward Luke Worthington opted to commit to the Cougars of BYU earlier this morning.

Worthington, a hard working blue collar 6-8 interior talent, delivered an excellent travel campaign this spring and summer where he showed an ability to attack the glass, solid instincts, nice feel in the post, solid athleticism, and a willingness and ability to compete on both ends against some of the top interior prospects in the country.


The Homestead High School standout chose BYU because of the best balance between his most important factors.

“It just came down to academics, basketball, coaching style, and fit,” Worthington’s father John told NY2LASPORTS.COM Monday morning. “It felt like BYU made the most sense.”

According to John Worthington, it was a tight battle between all of Worthington’s top four schools.

After an official visit to BYU, John Worthington says the Cougars practically won his recruitment at that point.

“We spent the day with Coach (Dave) Rose and his entire staff,” John Worthington said. “I think that kind of sealed the deal in his mind, but he just wanted to make sure it was right.”

During the summer, BYU recruited Worthington extremely hard says John Worthington.

“He felt really comfortable with them,” said John Worthington. “After the Peach Jam and a couple of the other tournaments, at that point, they were very serious in their recruiting efforts. We took a lot of calls and had a lot of back and forth.”

Both Luke and John Worthington recently spoke with the BYU coaching staff, who could not be more excited to have the Wisconsin forward joining their program next season.

“They were thrilled,” John Worthington explained. “We spoke with Coach Rose and Coach Mark Pope and both of them were thrilled. They were excited. It was a huge deal."

“They were thrilled, which made Luke feel terrific and our family feel like he made the right decision.”

Worthington played with Playground Elite during the grassroots season.