Quarterback wants to visit

Quarterback Tommy Woodson has been familiar with Arizona's coaching staff for a while. Read on to see just how long, how he feels about the UA, and more.

The recruitment of quarterback Tommy Woodson has flown a little under the radar up to this point. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound signal-caller from Monroeville (Penn.) Gateway is beginning to garner more attention as time passes, but currently only holds a pair of offers.

One such offer is from the Arizona Wildcats. Woodson has been familiar with the UA staff for quite some time and was excited to finally get the offer from the staff.

"It's crazy," Woodson said. "They have been recruiting me since my freshman year and as I was going into my sophomore year when they were the coaching staff at Michigan."

Woodson's familiarity with the staff certainly puts UA in good position to land his services. The Wildcats' coaches have a relationship with Woodson's high school staff and it would appear that is a big plus for UA.

"We just had a connection and everything was great from there," Woodson said. "We won the passing tournament up there. They're a great group of guys. They know my coaching staff from high school.

"My head coach told me they always liked me and they just pulled the trigger this year. It's crazy because I didn't even know they were going to Arizona."

With Woodson's connections to the UA coaches, it would seem that the Wildcats are in position to potentially land a player that may not have shown them interest if not for the hiring of the new staff.

"Anything is possible," Woodson said. "I talk to them all the time and they're good people. They play in the Pac-12 and there are crazy athletes in that conference and you have to be the best to play there."

Aside from Arizona, Woodson holds an offer from one other program and has a few other schools sniffing around.

"I have offers from Arizona and Bowling Green," Woodson said. "A couple of schools came out of the blue that are recruiting me – the Ohio Bobcats and Purdue."

As far as who he favors, Woodson is most interested in the ones that have extended offers in his direction.

"Arizona and Bowling Green," Woodson said. "They are both my favorites and they both offered me. Even when I was coming off of injury, they both game me a chance. They knew I could still do the things I did before."

The quarterback from Pennsylvania would like to make a trip to the Arizona campus. The staff tried to get him to Tucson recently, but will likely have to wait until some time during the football season.

"They tried to get me this month," Woodson said. "But they understand how far it is and the cost of plane tickets. I'll probably take an official visit there."

Woodson has been busy of late. He is just coming off one camp and has another scheduled in the near future.

"I'll be at Rutgers for camp," Woodson said. "I was just at Toledo last weekend."

With plenty of time before Woodson has to decide where plans on attending college, he is in no rush to make a decision, He wants to make sure his focus is in the right place during the 2012 campaign.

"Anything can happen," Woodson said. "But probably after my senior football season because one of my goals is to get a championship for my team and my head coach."


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