Woods A Prospect to Watch

Johnny Woods is a two-way performer on the football field for Smiths Station High.

Smiths, Ala.--One of the players who stood out at Auburn's seven-on-seven team passing camp is a young wide receiver and safety at Smiths Station High School.

Johnny Woods, a 16-year-old, six-foot-one, 185-pound athlete who will be a junior this fall for Coach Mark Rose, says he enjoyed the competition at the camp that featured teams from across the southeast.

"The camp went good," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "During the summer we work hard in the weight room, running sprints and tires and stuff. It was really good to compete."

Last season he played wide receiver and outside linebacker for the Panthers. "They moved me to safety and that is going to be my position on defense this year," he notes. "Wide receiver is my favorite position."

During the month of June, Woods said he and his teammates trained hard to prepare for the upcoming season. "I am working on my speed and getting stronger," he says.

He is also going to be busy hitting summer football camps. "I am going to a camp in Birmingham, a Troy camp and an Alabama camp," he says.

Asked what he believes his best attribute is as a football player, Woods says, "Catching the football."

Woods also plays basketball for the Panthers. He started for the squad at forward as a sophomore. Although he likes hoops, he says football is his favorite.

Off the field he is taking care of business in the classroom. He notes that he is an honor roll student at Smiths Station High.

Asked if he has a goal for his junior season, the Smiths Station standout says, "Yes, sir. Win a championship for our team."

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