D.J. Woods Recruiting Update

D.J. Woods celebrated his eighteenth birthday Thursday and Bearcat Insider spoke with the talented receiver after his birthday dinner.

Bearcat Insider first spoke with D.J. Woods after he made an unofficial visit to Cincinnati on November 17 to see the Cincinnati/West Virginia football game. At that time, the Strongsville's wide receiver had an official visit planned for the Auburn/Alabama game on November 24 and was still contemplating future visits. Woods told Bearcat Insider on Thursday evening that he did take the official visit to Auburn. "It went real well. I had a really good visit overall. I talked to the coaches a lot, and I like them a lot so it was a good visit."

Every player is limited to taking no more than five official visits, and Woods has already used two. The first was to Iowa. D.J. has not yet decided which of the over twenty schools recruiting him will get the next official visit. "I'm not sure yet. I'm still trying to figure that out, but I am going to West Virginia for their game this weekend." The visit to Morgantown will be an unofficial one to see the Backyard Brawl against Pittsburgh.

After visiting Nippert Stadium a couple weeks ago, Woods was surprised by the exciting atmosphere and indicated that the Bearcats had moved up on his list and were a legitimate candidate to land one of his official visits. When asked if Cincinnati was still in the running, Woods replied. "Yes, I'm going to talk with my parents to see who will get my last couple of official visits." Penn State is also getting strong consideration.

Most of the serious contenders for Woods' services have already made offers, but a new school entered the picture just recently. "Missouri hasn't offered, but they said I should receive it in the next week." When the Tigers do make that offer, they will also be a finalist to receive one of the remaining official visits.

Bearcat Insider will continue to follow this developing story.


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