Junior DeAndre Woods Names Early Leader

One of the state of Alabama's top junior prospects names an early leader.

Pinson, Ala. – Clay-Chalkville wide receiver DeAndre Woods, one of the top prospects in the state of Alabama for the class of 2013, has a leader after his visit to Auburn over the weekend.

"Auburn is my first choice," Woods says. "I just love everything about Auburn, and I feel comfortable about Auburn.

"They showed me a lot of love," the 6-3, 205 receiver adds. "I talked to Gene Chizik. He just likes to have fun. I love the atmosphere. I talked to him before the game in his office, and he was just telling me to stay humble. He was saying that he needs some receivers and he wishes he could have me."

Woods didn't grow up a fan of one school in particular, but he says is starting to become an Auburn fan.

"It was Auburn or Alabama, but I like Auburn now," he explains. "I liked both team, but I'm starting to like Auburn a lot. I'm feeling better at Auburn, and I feel like I would play at Auburn."

Woods holds an offer from Auburn and is likely to have dozens by signing day 2013. As far as a time table for making a decision, he says, "I'm going wait to all the way until my signing day."

Woods visited Alabama on Sept. 27 for the Crimson Tide's game against Arkansas.

One aspect that he likes about Auburn over Alabama and other schools that are showing him interest is Gus Malzahn's offense.

"I like the type of offense, and that they throw the ball," he explains. "I want to go to a team that throws the ball. Coach Chizik said they could use me right now."

Woods and Clay-Chalkville had a big 55-21 victory over Austin on Friday night.

"We're 8-0 and we just won the region on Friday," Woods says. "This is my first time to be undefeated this late in the season at Clay. It feels good, but we just have to keep on progressing."

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