Paul Woods

New York No. 4 WR Paul Woods breaks down his recruitment, top three schools

Buffalo (N.Y.) Canisius receiver Paul Woods has top three, and more visits in mind.

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As Paul Woods lays out his camp schedule and the materialization of more offers comes to fruition, his top schools could change.

However, the 6-foot-1, 165-pound receiver from Buffalo (N.Y.) Canisius has three schools atop his list, and he visited of each of them.

"As of right now it would go Rutgers, Cincinnati and possibly Buffalo," Woods said.

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Woods was offered by Rutgers in December, and he made a visit to campus in late January for a junior day. 

"They really stress academics first," Woods said. "I talk to (special teams) coach (Vince) Okruch. His nephew goes to my school, so he came up to (check on) me."

Although it was a few months ago, the image of Rutgers' campus and facilities are fresh in Woods' mind.

"Everything is more modern, up to date," Woods said .

The camp circuit includes stops at Rutgers, Ohio State, Syracuse, Boston College and Pittsburgh as well as the regional The Opening and Under Armour camps.

"The camps give you a lot of exposure, and they are near Buffalo," Woods said. 

Syracuse is yet to offer Woods, but that could change during the spring evaluation period or after a camp showing. Woods speaks with receivers coach Kim McCloud and quality control coach Vincent Marshall.

"I know they pass the ball and they run a spread offense," Woods said. "Their receivers put up big numbers, and two or three of them graduate."

When Woods made a visit to Cincinnati last month, it allowed him to reconnect with one of his favorite coaches.

Al Washington recruited Woods to Boston College, and he continued the recruitment after accepting an assistant coaching position with the Bearcasts.

"My relationship with coach Washington is real good," Woods said. "When he went to Cincinnati, it transferred over. I'm starting to grow on the Cincinnati coaching staff. When I went there I got to see the locker room, all the coaches, tried a jersey on. It was all good."

Meanwhile, Buffalo is a realistic option.

"It is close to home and my family could come to games," Woods said. "I could play early, I have a great relationship with all the coaches there and they have a great quarterback."


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