Profile - Jordan Woods
Citra, Florida defensive end Jordan Woods has taken a step closer to making his college choice by narrowing his list of schools. Jordan has already taken two official visits and he plans to take three other official visits.
There are six remaining schools that Jordan is considering. “Tennessee, West Virginia, Georgia Tech, Miami, Florida, and South Carolina are my final six." Tennessee and Miami have already received official visits. Woods took the Miami visit prior to their coaching change. He also plans to take official visits to Georgia Tech, South Carolina and West Virginia. “I’m visiting Georgia Tech on January 29th.” His visit dates to the other two may change. “Right now all the schools on my list are on equal footing.”
Georgia Tech and South Carolina are two of the schools that haven’t received much mention in Jordan’s interviews. Jordan likes the academics and the football program at Tech. “I really love Coach (Lamar) Owens. He asks me a lot of questions and he answer mine.” Woods also likes that Tech puts players in the pros.
South Carolina was one of the first schools to offer Jordan. “You always remember the first offer. Coach (Steve) Spurrier Jr. always checks in with me” Jordan knows that South Carolina is in need of defensive players.
Jordan also keeps in touch with the coaches at West Virginia, Miami and Florida. The coaching changes at Miami and South Carolina has not changed what Jordan thinks about the schools. “I’m taking visits to those schools to learn about the schools. When I do pick a school, it will be based on what the school can offer me both academically and on the field. It would nice to have the same staffs in place but I’m picking a school, not a coach."
For the most part, all the schools are recruiting Jordan as a defensive end. "Tennessee says they can see me playing the 3, 5, or 7 techniques. I could be playing either defensive end or I could stand up and be an outside linebacker.” Jordan will take his last visit to Tech on January 29th and then use the days leading up to signing day to sort everything out. “I don't think it will run into signing day but I can’t say that for sure.”
When the time comes for Jordan to make his decision, one of the things he’ll be looking at is the schools’ depth charts. Distance from home will not be a factor in his decision. “I just want to make sure that I find the right combination of the things that I’m looking for in a college."