Ala. Safety Gives Michigan High Marks

Florence (Ala.) safety J'Mark Woods has emerged as one of that state’s top prospects and has been among Michigan's top targets in the 2017 class. The four-star standout traveled up to Ann Arbor for the Wolverines' annual Barbecue at the Big House and came away extremely impressed.

Michigan had been working hard to get J'Marick Woods up for a visit in the months since offering him his first scholarship last spring. The Wolverines finally accomplished that goal when they hosted the 2017 Florence (Ala.) safety at their recruiting BBQ earlier this month.

“It was great and I enjoyed myself up there,” Woods told The Michigan Insider. “I really liked getting to know the coaches and participating in the scavenger hunt activity.”

“I also talked to Coach Harbaugh, Coach Durkin, Coach Wheatley and a lot of other coaches. They basically told me they liked my size and my game film and that they were glad to see me there.”

The 6-4, 196-pounder already sits as one of the top ranked junior defenders in the South and holds major offers from Kentucky and Michigan. Interest from others is on the rise, but a successful visit to Ann Arbor only strengthened the Maize & Blue's standing in his recruitment.

“Michigan was the first school to offer me and that will always mean a lot to me,” said Woods. “After the visit, it only added to my interest. I plan on going to a game this year.”

With his junior season right around the corner, Woods is locked in and prepared to live up to his high ranking this fall.

“I believe that my team and I will play hard every game and buy into the system our coaches are teaching us,” the four-star standout said. “I believe the work I put in over the summer will show on the field. I worked out in the weight room and on the field.”

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