Woods Reflects on Gopher Camp

With all Minnesota's camps done for the summer, they got to see a ton of recruits, but many felt local product South St. Paul (MN.) senior defensive tackle Preston Woods would be one to watch. He came up big during the camp, but did it move him any closer to landing a Gopher offer?

Teams are always looking to find that big body in the middle of their defense and South St. Paul (MN.) senior defensive tackle Preston Woods fits the bill perfectly at 6-3, 295-pounds. He only holds one offer from North Dakota right now, but has been traveling around this summer trying to get more exposure and offers. The latest camp he attended was at Minnesota and he talks about that camp experience along with if an offer could be in sight.

"It went great at Minnesota's camp," Woods told GopherDigest. "I thought I performed well and I got positive feedback from the coaching staff. They told me to keep being a leader and great things will happen. They also said that I'm close to being offered."

"I feel they are really close to offering me. I think they will offer by the end of the summer or during the football season. It would mean a lot if Minnesota offered me because I grew up watching them and their tradition is huge. I would love to play and represent for my home state."

Woods further explains what he thinks about the Gophers and the positives they got going for them.

"I think Minnesota is a great environment and a great place to play football," said Woods. "They got a great coaching staff that loves to teach and work with guys. The program looks to be on the rise and can't wait to watch them play this year!"

The Gophers are not the only program showing interest to Woods as most of the Big Ten, Missouri, Oregon State, Florida State and Stanford continue to pursue the big interior defensive mauler. However, despite all BCS programs he is hearing from, he knows he still has a lot of time before committing and is focused on his team.

"I am not sure yet if what visits I will do next," said Woods. "I have to sit down with my coaches and see where I need to visit next. I plan on deciding after the season and the factors will be the education, tradition of their football team and the coaching staff meaning how comfortable I am with the coaches. It is going to be a dominant year for me on the football field and I look to achieve a lot before committing."

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