However, his Jan. 24 performance versus rival Edmond (OK) Santa Fe caused more than a blip on the radar. Woodard went for 29 points - 16 straight in the second quarter alone - in the Edmond (OK) Memorial victory.
Self happened to be in the stands for the rivalry tilt, and afterward worked through Memorial head coach Shane Cowherd to help set up an unofficial visit.
Thus, Woodard's arrival on the Lawrence, Kan. campus Saturday afternoon.
"They just wanted me to come down and take in the gym atmosphere during a game," Woodard said. "This past weekend was a good opportunity for me to come."
He was impressed by what he saw, with his mother, father and grandmother in tow.
"That was probably one of the most intense games that I've seen for college, and it was during Texas Tech, the worst team in the conference," Woodard said. "I'd love to see it next weekend against Missouri, but it was pretty intense."
Afterward, the Kansas staff made it clear they intend to continue recruiting him.
"They already told me that they plan on coming to watch me play a couple more times," Woodard said. "To get that final view about that game before they offer me. They seem pretty serious about me and like my game."
Memorial High is currently in the midst of regional play, with area and state tournaments to follow, should they continue to advance.