Jacovian Woods: Future as Part of Rivalry?

Defensive lineman Jacovian (Jay) Woods has visited Georgia Tech several times this season, but nothing compared to Saturday's rivalry game against Georgia. The environment, rivalry, and admiration of Al Groh's defense all left impressions on the recruit.

The 2013 recruit out of Jackson (GA) High School said he and recruiting coordinator Joe Speed have been building a very good relationship, which helped this weekend when he was just one of a large number of recruits that were on the sideline for the Yellow Jackets' game against the Bulldogs. While Woods said he is considering both schools, he mentioned that he is very pleased with what he has learned about Georgia Tech so far.

"I really like their defensive line," Woods said. "I like that they run the 3-4 defense, which is what I run at my school."

Jacovian Woods is familiar with the defense at GT, but he's also becoming more comfortable with the football program as a whole. He visited for the Kansas and Clemson games earlier in the season, and said he feels like he is worth something to the coaches every time he has been on campus.

"The coaches treated me the same even though there were more recruits there on Saturday," Woods said.

GT has yet to offer Woods, but he said he remains hopeful that he will receive one in the coming months. Since he has yet to receive an offer from any of the schools he is looking at, Woods is keeping focused on learning more about his schools of interest and keeping his options open.

That included taking in a great rivalry on Saturday at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

"Oh, man, it was great," Woods said. "It was so wild and crowded, and it was awesome because it's one of the oldest rivalries."

No doubt Woods is building an interest in possibly becoming a part of that rivalry in 2013.


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