"His vertical leaping ability is incredible."

The LeFlore High School athlete, from Mobile, Ala., is a four-star receiver. "We tried to get the ball in Danny's hands as much as we could to take advantage of his big play ability." The Tide commitment is featured.

Danny Woodson, Jr.
Scout.com Rating: Four-star
Scout.com Rank: No. 28 Wide Receiver
Size: 6-foot-2, 195-pounds
Hometown: LeFlore High School Mobile, Ala.
Projected Position: Wide Receiver

Stats: Woodson had 57 catches for 800 yards and 15 touchdowns during the 2010 season. He also returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns. Woodson had 57 receptions for 1,463 yards and 25 touchdowns during his junior campaign.

Commitment Date: 3/14/2010
Recruiting Competition: Auburn, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas Tech

Why Alabama: "I love Alabama. It's in the family atmosphere. I feel like I can fit in there. I feel like a part of the family. That's where I always wanted to go. My grandparents wanted me there."

Strengths/Improvements: "I like to go against man coverage. When the ball is up in the air I am going to come down with it. I like going across the middle as well. I would like to improve on my routes and speed."

Coach Quotes (Head Coach Christopher Raymond): "My first year Danny was a sophomore, and he was our second option at receiver. He made 40 catches for close to 700 yards. Then last year as a junior we asked him to do everything. He was our primary receiver, and our best deep offensive threat. He made a lot of big plays for us.

"We tried to get the ball in Danny's hands as much as we could to take advantage of his big play ability. As a receiver he has such great ball awareness.

"Being 6-3, 200, gives him excellent size to dominate undersized defensive backs. He plays extremely physical. His vertical leaping ability is exceptional. He goes up and gets it, making a touch catch look simple. He won't drop many balls either, very good hands.

"Danny's quiet, humble, a real good kid. When he hits the football field he's all business. I'd like to see him be more of a vocal leader. To this point he's led by example. But I think he's got a big future with all the tools to make a big impact at the next level.

"His Dad played there, but I think he wanted to stay close to home. He was raised by his grandparents, and they're getting up in age. He didn't want to be too far away.

"He also has a younger brother who plays for us named DeAaron Frye. So I think it was family, and after Coach Willis left Jeremy Pruitt did a good job staying with him as his recruiter to Alabama.

"He has friends on the team too, like Julio (Jones) and other players from the Mobile area. They told him it was a good place for him to be."

Richard Stover contributed to this report.

Andrew Bone says: Woodson does a great job exploding off the ball. He runs great routes and very consistent catching the ball. He can become an elite receiver at the next level. Woodson is a competitor and plays with aggression.
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