After losing so many wide receivers to either the NFL or the NCAA transfer portal following the 2021 season, adding talent from the transfer portal ahead of this fall has been a top priority for Auburn football.
Kobe Hudson, Elijah Canion, and Caylin Newton all entered the transfer portal while Demetris Robertson used up the last of his eligibility and recently signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent.
Shedrick Jackson will return for a fifth season with the Tigers, and Ja’Varrius Johnson will be back as well after entering the portal but ultimately deciding to stick with Auburn football. Several new receivers will also be joining the roster in the fall including Jay Fair, Omari Kelly, and Camden Brown. Also in the mix will be Malcolm Johnson Jr, Ze’Vian Capers, J.J. Evans, Tar’Varish Dawson, and Landen King.
Now, finally, head coach Bryan Harsin and wide receivers coach Ike Hilliard have made a move in the transfer portal and will bring Birmingham native and former Miami Duck Dazalin Worsham back to his home state of Alabama:
Worsham was a 4-star prospect out of high school and committed to Miami over a multitude of programs including Auburn and Alabama. He only played in one game in his two seasons in South Florida, and has four years of eligibility remaining. The WR will immediately enter the competition for playing time in a group full of inexperienced receivers on the Plains.
Dazalin Worsham is the fourth Alabama native that Harsin and his staff have brought back to the state through the transfer portal this year alongside cornerback DJ James, defensive lineman Jayson Jones, and quarterback Robby Ashford, all three of whom were previously at Oregon.