Tigers Get First Commitment For 2007

One of the top prospects in Georgia has become Auburn's first commitment for 2007.

Marietta, Ga.--A visit to Auburn for Saturday's A-Day Game was enough to convince big tight end Bailey Woods he wants to be a Tiger as he became Auburn's first public verbal commitment for the Class of 2007 following a trip over the weekend.

"I committed to Auburn Saturday after the A-Day game," Woods tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I loved the campus and all the facilities they showed us. I loved the coaches we met, Coach (Steve) Ensminger and Coach (Will) Muschamp and Coach (Tommy) Tuberville. They were all good guys.

"We talked with some of the academic people at Auburn and they were talking about some of their requirements. That helped me make my decision.

"The coaches were really straightforward," Woods adds. "Most of the coaches that I've talked to really liked to force things on you, not all the coaches, but some of the coaches have put a lot of stuff on me at one time. Yesterday the coaches didn't do that, they just answered questions about the things I asked about."

The son of former Georgia Tech player Jim Woods, he has drawn attention from colleges all over the South this spring after putting in an impressive performance at the Kennedy/CES Combine in Atlanta. With offers from Clemson, Duke, Georgia Tech, North Carolina and others early in the recruiting process, Woods says that duris his visit to Auburn he knew that was the place for him.

"I knew during the tour after we had seen all this good stuff, I told my dad that I thought I was ready to commit."

A starter since his freshman season when he played at The Walker School, Woods started on the junior varstiy team at Walton as a sophomore before starting as a junior last year. He had three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown for a team that relies mostly on running the football.

Despite his size, Woods currently runs track for the Walton High team where he runs the 100 meters, 400 meters, hurdles, and also throws the shot put and discus. His best 100 time is 11.49 seconds while his best split time in the 4x100 is 11.1 seconds.

Woods plans to camp at Auburn over the summer and says he may take a few visits for camps at several other schools during the summer months.


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