Tight end Bailey Woods from Walton High School is expected to be a busy young man on Friday night as his team entertains North Gwinett High School.
Woods will start at tight end and will also be the long snapper for punts. He could also line up at wide receiver on occasion and is on the field goal protection team on the wing to prevent any outside pressure from blocking a kick. He could also see action on the kickoff return team.
"I am really excited about the season and I know our coaches are really excited, too, because we have a chance to have a really good team this year," Woods says.
"We didn't play a jamboree game, but two weeks ago we scrimmaged against the number five team in the state (Norcross) and we beat them 7-3 and they are good," he says. "That was exciting and I think we could have played even better."
Woods, who stands 6-4 1/2, notes that he gained some weight before practice started, but says he is back to his previous weight of 225 pounds after working out in the heat this month.
After playing on a 7-5 team as a junior, the Auburn commitment says winning more games is his priority. "I don't really have personal goals this season," he says. "The important thing is for us to have success as a team. I think we have a team that can make a run at the state championship. That would be great if it could happen."
On Friday night his team will open at home vs. North Gwinett High School and on Saturday he plans to make the drive to Auburn to see his future team play its season opener vs. Washington State. "I am hoping to go to all of the Auburn home games this season," Woods says.