Woodbury getting pulled by schools, teammates

One of the biggest risers of the spring -- Adam Woodbury -- has college coaches and AAU teammates recruiting him.

Adam Woodbury is getting pulled in different directions.

Not only are college programs trying to recruit Woodbury to their respective schools, but now he has AAU teammates looking to lure him to their schools.

One of his All-Iowa Attack point guards – Marcus Paige – has been committed to North Carolina for months. On Monday, Woodbury's other travel team lead guard – Mike Gesell – made a pledge to Iowa.

Just a few hours after Gesell made his decision to commit to Iowa, Woodbury coincidentally picked up an offer from North Carolina.

"They're a real prestigious program and my point guard from the past four years – Marcus Paige -- is going there," Woodbury said shortly after the offer. "They have had success with kids from Iowa and developing them. Roy's record speaks for itself."

"Yeah we have actually talked a little bit," he added about Paige, a four-star prospect. "I'm talking to him right now. He's going to be a heck of a player there. I'm really happy for him."

But Paige wasn't the only player he spoke to on Monday. Gesell reached out to him too.

"I actually am talking to Mike as well," Woodbury said. "My phone has been busy. I'm excited for Mike. He deserves everything he's been getting and I wish him all the best luck at Iowa. I know he's going to do well there as well."

But Carolina and Iowa aren't the only two schools on Woodbury's list. He also holds offers from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Stanford and Ohio State, with interest coming in from Florida and Kansas as well.

"My recruiting has been a little different than everyone else's," Woodbury said. "I was recruited but not as hard as I have been [lately]. So I was the under dog for a little while."

With summer over it's nearly time for high school seniors to begin taking official visits. With that said, Woodbury hasn't decided which schools he will set up trips with.

"It's definitely starting to creep up on me," he said. "I'm really going to start thinking about it hard. I'm just now starting to get back settled into my home. One of these days I'm really going to sit down and think about where I want to go."

"I don't know yet," he said about the visits. "I haven't released anything. I'm not positive on anything. I'm really going to think about all of the factors that I'm looking at and then make my decision on that."

Of the schools still in play for Woodbury, only Iowa has received an unofficial visit from the 7-footer.

"I really haven't been on many unofficial visits in my life," he added. "I've gotten to travel a lot of places, but my family hasn't been able to go with me everything, which during the officials they are going to be able to come with me."

Woodbury, a four-star prospect, is ranked No. 44 overall and as the No. 13 center in the 2013 class.


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