Jay Woods Visits Friday Night On The Flats

Jackson, Georgia recruit Jay Woods has become a very hot commodity on the recruiting trail over the past few months. Woods is a 6-3, 275-pound defensive lineman with good explosion off of the snap, Jay is currently sitting on 16 scholarship offers from schools across the country.

With such a large number of offers, Jay Woods has been very aggressive in making unofficial visits up to this point. His latest visit came this past weekend, as Woods traveled to Atlanta to watch Georgia Tech's annual spring game.

"It went well," Woods responded when asked about his recent trip to the Flats. "It was nice to see how they didin the spring game. Most spring games don't have the quarterbacks getting hit, but this one was full contact. I had a great visit and had a chance to talk to all of the coaches. Everything was great."

As a player who thrives on contact, Woods said that he really enjoyed all of the physical play that took place during the Jacket's spring game. His favorite part of the game, however, came courtesy of one of Tech's backup skill players.

"My favorite part was when Synjyn Days started scrambling. He was really good and I think he is going to give Tevin Washington a run for his money this year."

One of the assistant coaches that Woods had an opportunity to chat with on the trip was Yellow Jacket inside linebackers coach Joe Speed, whom he says he has developed a great relationship with.

"Coach Speed makes sure that I call him every week and that I stay in contact with him. We talk about football, but he also just asks about how life is going and everything. We have a good relationship."

Approximately two months ago, Woods told GoJackets.com that Georgia Tech had emerged as his early favorite. While it still appears that there is serious interest, the Yellow Jackets no longer stake claim to being his top school.

"Right now, everybody is equal. I am just going on these visits and trying to see what coaches have to say and how I would fit into the program and everything."

Woods currently has visits planned to Vanderbilt, Duke, UNC, Wake Forest and Auburn this summer. He says that he hopes to have his list trimmed to eight early in the summer, so he can schedule his five official visits and attempt to make his final decision after his senior season is completed.


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