Telfort Eyeing the Palmetto State

Dodge City offensive lineman Woodly Telfort appears to be the number one choice for the Tigers on the offensive line out of the junior college ranks this year. Details on Telfort's year and his top schools are contained in this report.

Woodly Telfort is just one of another of top offensive line prospects still looking at the Tigers for the 2003 recruiting class. Telfort plays for Dodge City Community College in Kansas and is looking around at several schools to finish out his college eligibility.

"I've got three visits left to take. I'm going to Clemson on January 10th, South Carolina on January 17th, and Florida the weekend after that," said Telfort. "I've already been to Southern Miss earlier in December, it was nice visit and everything went real well down there."

Telfort was instrumental in another successful season for the Conqs, as he helped lead his team to 5 wins behind his excellent pass blocking.

Dodge City finished 5th in the country in rushing and 16th in passing. Woodly admits that he likes pass blocking more, but he's more than capable in either scenario.

"It was a good year you could say. I didn't give up a sack all season and plus I made 2nd team all conference," said Telfort.

With the Tigers struggles on the offensive line over the course of the past season, Telfort knows he can come in get some early playing time.

"A lot of schools are saying that I can come in and play early, Clemson is definitely one of them. I'm looking foward to getting down there that weekend," added Telfort.

As far as favorites go, Clemson and South Carolina are atop his list right now.

"Yeah, both South Carolina and Clemson are recruiting me pretty hard right now. They would probably be my two favorites, I'm just going to wait and see how things go on my visits."

Telfort will have the opportnity to play 3 years if he can graduate on time, and at 6-8, 320 pounds, it goes without saying that the Florida native has the physical attributes to come in and earn a spot on the first team.

As far as most important aspects of Woodly's decision, he's looking for a place where he fits in with the coaches and players, and also he's looking for the academic side of the equation as well.

"I really want to major in Criminal Justice, so that will be a factor for me, and of course I want to be with good coaches and players," said Telfort.

We will continue to keep you updated on Woodly Telfort, right up through signing day. Top Stories