Woods an option for the Wildcats?

Former Wake Forest forward Tony Woods quietly visited Kentucky's campus last week. Woods was previously committed to Louisville, but has now re-opened his recruitment.

Former Wake Forest forward Tony Woods quietly visited Kentucky's campus last week. Woods was previously committed to Louisville, but has now re-opened his recruitment.

Tony Woods, a 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward was considered one of the nation's top players in the (Scout.com's number 10 rated center). After spending two seasons at Wake Forest, Woods transferred out of the program.

Woods didn't leave the Wake Forest basketball program due to problems with the coaches, but he left the school due to a tarnished reputation.

Woods was arrested for assaulting his girlfriend and mother of his child. Woods plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of assault on a female and received a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail. He also received community service.

Since that time many people have come out in defense of Woods, including the victim, his child's mother. Woods is hoping to make a new start and is considering Kentucky and Texas among his options.

Woods committed to Louisville before last season and lived in Louisville while attending Jefferson Community College. Because of Woods course work being completed, he'll be eligible immediately where ever he enrolls for the fall semester.

Woods visited Kentucky and met with not only the Wildcat coaching staff but Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart and President Lee Todd. Kentucky has yet to offer Woods a scholarship and it is unknown if the Wildcats will offer the former Scout.com four-star prospect.

As a sophomore at Wake Forest, Woods averaged 4 points and 3 rebounds a game.


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