2011 (Redshirt): Cruz worked with the UA scout team while redshirting.
Personal: Born Feb. 22, 1993, he is the son of Dana and Chris Worstell. He is majoring in biology was named to the Athletic Directorís List for his work in the classroom in the fall of 2011.
High School: He earned all-state acclaim after collecting 2,021 yards rushing and 300 yards receiving as a senior while DeSoto put together an 11-1 season that resulted in a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. In his junior season, he rushed for 1,600 yards to help DeSoto reach the 2009 MAIS Class A state championship game and finish with a 13-1 record for the second straight year. He gained 1,400 yards rushing in his sophomore year that ended with a state championship. He also played basketball, where he was named an all-state performer, and ran track, where he helped the Thunderbirds win a state championship. Cruz was coached at DeSoto by Bill Beck.