JC Running Back to Visit ASU

Jarrell Woods played only one season of junior college football in West Los Angeles College. Yet it was a productive campaign that has drawn the interest of several Pac-10 programs, including the Sun Devils. Tempe will be the destination of the running back's first official visit, and Devils Digest talked to him about his recruitment with the maroon and gold.

"ASU has been recruiting me for a few weeks," said the 5-11 210 Jarrell Woods, who's being recruited by Coach Eric Yarber. "ASU has a new head coach that has won two national championships and that definitely gives off a good impression."

Woods attended high school in Northville, Mich. and signed with the University of Utah out of high school along with his twin brother Josh Woods who's still with the Utes as a defensive back. After redshirting his freshman year, he decided to attend West Los Angeles College where he flourished.

"He had nine touchdowns, over 700 yards rushing and averaged 4.1 yards a carry," noted West Los Angeles College Head Coach Craig Austin. "He didn't get a lot of carries but he was very productive, and finished All-Conference. He bench presses 425 pounds and runs a 4.4. He's a very strong player that can run through the tackles but can also beat you on the outside. He has great breakaway speed and can really kick it to another gear."

ASU, nor any other program, has offered Woods as of yet. Austin believes that the Sun Devils will extend a scholarship offer during his player's visit. Aside from Arizona State, the running back is being pursued by Cal, Oregon and UCLA. However, the Bruins may be hampered in their efforts by limited number of available scholarships. Woods stated that he isn't a lock to play in the Pac-10, because one school close to home is still grabbing his attention. "I like Michigan State a lot and I'm hearing from them. So, I guess I'm gonna play in the Pac-10 or Big Ten."

The running back stated that the visit to ASU is the only one he has scheduled right now. "I'll probably gonna visit Michigan State," Woods remarked. "I had a visit scheduled with Oregon a while back, but I haven't talked to them in a while so I don't know if anything has changed with them."

His wish list for what he's looking in a school is short and to the point. "I'm looking for a good campus life," he commented. "Playing time is obviously always a factor. But all I want is an opportunity. I don't expect anyone to hand me a starting job."

Since Woods was a qualifier out of high school, he is a three for three player in terms of eligibility.

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