"Buckeye State" Speedster Names Four

D.J. Woods truly is a "Man on Fire" in recruiting circles across the country. After a successful couple of weeks on the combine trail he has added a number of major offers.

D.J. Woods, a 6-foot-0, 175-pound athlete from Strongsville High in Ohio has been on a tear lately.

Last Tuesday he performed in front of 108 college coaches at the NHSASC Elite Training Camp and picked up offers from schools like Pittsburgh, Iowa, Kent State, Ball State and Indiana.

This weekend he went to the Scout.com All-American Combine in Pittsburgh and drew rave reviews yet again. He is a virtual lock for All-Combine honors.

Today he was back in school and heard some interesting news.

"The coach from Arkansas texted me today and the said that they are pretty sure about an offer," Woods explained. "They watched my film and were impressed by what they saw."

Woods said that the process is starting to get a little hectic lately.

"My phone never stops ringing," Woods said with a chuckle. "I am getting text messages all the time. It is getting a little crazy, but it is fun."

Woods seems to be favoring four schools at the moment.

"Right now it is Arkansas, Iowa, Pitt and Indiana," Woods explained. "Those are pretty much my top four. I am also interested in Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State."

Woods is only listing one southern school at the moment, but reports that he is willing to take a serious look at a school like Arkansas.

"I could definitely see myself playing there," he began. "Arkansas is one of the top schools in the SEC. They have always been a great team. I am pretty excited about them right now."

Woods is a combination receiver and defensive back from and is best known for having posted a 4.35 forty-yard dash time at a Nike camp in Florida. He excels at both positions and admits he does not have a preference on the next level.

"I just want to go somewhere that I can play," Woods informed. "I want to go somwhere that has a team that needs me. I do not care if it is offense or defense. I just want to make an impact with the team and help them be successful."

As a junior, Woods caught 35 passes for 860 yards and scored 8 touchdowns earning All-District honors for his efforts.


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