AU Football Commitment Staying Busy

The article features Auburn verbal commitment Bailey Woods.

Marietta, Ga.--Walton High School's Bailey Woods, who is considered one of the top tight end prospects in the state of Georgia for the 2007 football signee class, notes that he wanted to participate in Saturday's Combine in Atlanta.

However, a recent spring break trip to do church missionary work in Mexico changed those plans. However, the early Auburn verbal commitment made the trip to Georgia Tech's campus on Saturday to check out the action as close to 300 college prospect hopefuls ran through a battery of combine tests and drills.

"We went to Mexico and we built houses and went down there to evangelize to people," Woods tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "It was my third year going. I love going down there and sharing the word with people, but I got real sick.

"I lost over 10 pounds," Woods notes. "I gained most of it back already, but I talked to my doctor and he told me the best thing for me to do was to relax this weekend. That is why I am not competing in the combine."

Woods notes that he weighed 225 pounds prior to his trip south of the border. He is back up to 220 now and has the frame, at 6-4 1/2, to easily gain a significant amount of weight before he enrolls at Auburn prior to the start of the 2007 season.

In addition to getting on the field of competition for spring football drills this spring, he is also competing in a second sport. Woods is throwing the discus for the Walton High track team and is good at that, too.

In practice this spring he has thrown the discus well past 160 feet. "I am hoping to go out to the region meet in two weeks and hopefully win that and do the same thing at the state meet," he says.

The tight end watched the combine action along with his father, Jim Woods, who played football for Georgia Tech.

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