Woodson on verge of big junior season

Dominic Woodson, a 2013 prospect out of Vermont Academy, has picked up high major interest from across the country.

College coaches are always searching for their next post prospect.

So when Dominic Woodson, a 2013 prospect, began gaining steam a number of high major prospects made trips to Saxtons River (Vt.) Vermont Academy to check out the 6-foot-9, 275-pound center.

"The big fella is doing well," Vermont Academy coach Jesse Bopp told Scout.com. "He's a good kid. This has been a major adjustment."

Woodson, who has spent time in Louisville (Ky.) and Texas, has picked up scholarship offers from Oklahoma, TCU, Baylor and Illinois.

The four-star prospect has also received interest from Connecticut, Maryland, Florida, Louisville, North Carolina State, Michigan, West Virginia, Pittsburgh and Miami have begun showing interest.

"I think Oklahoma has really made him a priority," Bopp said. "They are constantly sending him stuff and trying to get him on the phone. They really, to me, have made a huge effort towards him."

Prior to landing at Vermont Academy, Woodson took unofficial visits to Texas, Oklahoma, TCU and Baylor. Recently the top 100 prospect took a visit to Connecticut.

"It was a last second deal," Bopp said about the UConn trip. "He went down and watched them practice."

On the court, Bopp is expecting big things from his talented center prospect, who he says is one of the most physical prospects in the country.

"His physical nature and ability to score through contact," Bopp said when asked to describe his strengths. "He's pretty good with both hands and over both shoulders. He has range to the three-point line.

"He has very good feet and good timing defensively," he added. "There are no glaring weaknesses. I think it's continued conditioning and understanding how to play and control himself on the floor."

While not the most athletic guy, Woodson is a guy that finds ways to be productive.

"He's extremely effective," Bopp said. "It doesn't affect him that he's not athletic, because he's that physical.

"He's as physical of a kid that exists and it's part of his game," he added. "He knows how to use it."

Woodson is currently ranked as the No. 87 prospects in the 2013 recruiting class.

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