Woods Pledges to Sun Devils

After his trip to Tempe last weekend, West Los Angeles College running back Jarrell Woods said that his official visit to ASU would be a hard act to follow. Consequently, after talking to his family about it he decided to pull the trigger and verbal to the maroon and gold less than 24 hours since he came back home form that trip. Woods talked to DevilsDigest.com minutes after his decision.

"The weather was key, but the coaches were probably the biggest factor," said the 5-11 210 Jarrell Woods. They're just so confident in their abilities to make me a better player and I really respected that. I just respect confidence."

Woods tried to call Coach Yarber who recruited him, but he couldn't reach him. Thus, he called Coach Christensen who will be his future position coach at Arizona State. "He was real excited when I told him the news," said Woods. "He said that ASU was the offense for me and it would suit my attributes."

The running back, who hails from Northville, Mich., had a tentative trip scheduled to Michigan State. In light of his decision, he doesn't plan to go on that visit. "I just want to focus on working out and getting down to ASU in the summer." He added that he's currently taking classes online back home in Northville in order to gain his AA degree. "I have five credits left and 3.3 GPA in all the classes I took until now."

Woods 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. In his only year at the junior college ranks, he collected nine touchdowns, over 700 yards rushing and averaged 4.1 yards a carry. He was voted All-Conference.

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

Sun Devil Source Top Stories