Defensive Tackle Likes Visit to Auburn

A class of 2013 defensive tackle prospect discusses his junior day visit to Auburn.

Jackson, Ga.--Jacovian Woods said he came away from a recruiting visit to Auburn with a good impression of the Tigers and interest in Coach Gene Chizik's football team.

He made the trip to the Auburn campus on Saturday for AU's first junior day of 2012 for Class of 2013 prospects. "Everything was great, everything we went well," he told Inside the Auburn Tigers.

"I had a great time," said Woods, who is known as Jay. "I liked the environment and the coaches treated me well."

Woods, who said he is being recruited to Auburn by defensive tackle coach Mike Pelton, noted that he is a two-year starter at Jackson High School. "I was the leading tackler on my team," he said. "I finished with 73 solo tackles and I got 29 assists."

Wood said he is currently 6-2 1/2, 270 pounds and still growing.

Asked what his strength is as a football player, the junior said he believes it is his quickness and his pass rush "because I am good at it."

He said that his area of emphasis for improvement as he prepares for his senior season is adding muscle. "I am trying to get a little stronger and be a gap filler on run defense."

Woods noted the visit to Auburn was his first junior day event and said he is headed to his second one this weekend to check out the Georgia Bulldogs. He has also visited Georgia Tech to check out games.

The junior said he does not have a scholarship offer yet, but that may not be long in coming. "I have got a lot of schools looking at me," he said.

In addition to checking out colleges and playing spring football, Woods plans to compete on his high school's track and field team throwing the shot put and discus in the coming months.


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