WR Al'Vonte Woodard (© Greg Powers)

4-Star Receiver Al'vonte Woodard Talks Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State

HOUSTON -- Four-star receiver Al'vonte Woodard talks about in-state junior days to Texas A&M and Texas, plus the interest he's receiving from Big Ten power Ohio State.

Four-star receiver Al'vonte Woodard, one of the top pass-catchers in Texas for the 2018 class, has already attended a Texas A&M junior day and plans to attend the upcoming Texas junior day later in February, he told Scout at Saturday's The Opening Houston regional camp.

Both in-state schools have already offered Woodard, in addition to a slew of other programs, including Ole Miss, Arkansas, Texas Tech, Colorado, West Virginia, Utah, Houston, and others.

But Woodard said there's another out-of-state program showing recent interest: Ohio State. He's heard from a couple of coaches on the Ohio State staff, including offensive line coach Greg Studrawa.

"Coach Stud likes my style of play at receiver," Woodard said, "likes my speed, likes the way I adjust to the ball no matter where it's at."


Since Woodard is a standout at Lamar High School in Houston, he's close to Texas A&M geographically. The junior day visit to College Station was simply the latest of numerous visits to Aggieland.

"I go to A&M often," said Woodard, who added that receivers coach Aaron Moorehead and running backs coach Clarence McKinney recruit him for the Aggies. "Every time I go down there it feels like home."

Woodard said Texas A&M wants to move him around the formation instead of keeping him only outside or only inside to maximize his pass-catching abilities.

Woodard got his offer from Texas on Jan. 9 from the new Longhorns staff.

"They're telling me they just need some dogs over there who do what they have to do in the classroom as well on the field," Woodard said. "They believe I can do that. I know I can do that."

There's another out-of-state school that Woodard has yet to hear from, but would like to make contact with in the near future.

"Clemson," he said. "They're winning and they have a couple of good receivers in the league right now."


2016: Woodard caught 42 passes for 909 yards and 15 touchdowns on 21.6 yards per reception as he helped Houston Lamar to an 11-2 record and third-round playoff appearance in Texas Class 6A D-I.

2015: As a sophomore, Woodard caught 21 passes for 472 yards and four touchdowns in his varsity debut.

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