Class of 2018 4-Star SF Robert Woodard Update

Columbus (MS) High School class of 2018 4-star prospect Robert Woodard camped at the Marc Rowe basketball camp this past weekend. He sat down and talked one-on-one with Gene's Page during the camp.

  • Name: Robert Woodard
  • Classification: 2018
  • High School: Columbus (MS) High School
  • Position: Forward/Guard
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-6, 220
  • Ranking: 4-Star, 39th ranked player in his class
  • Colleges of Interest: Alabama, Baylor, Florida State, Iowa State, LSU, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Stanford, Tennessee

Woodard has looked and played like a high-major prospect since his ninth grade year at Columbus High School. But he understood that he was a long way from a finished prospect. And he has continued to work hard to improve his overall game.

"I am trying to score more on offense and trying to lead the team to play harder on offense and defense," said Woodard. "I also want to mature as a player. I could tell when I was a freshman that I wanted my thinking process to be smarter, be able to react faster."

Being a leader has been a natural process for Woodard.

"Being a leader came naturally to me," said Woodard. "I have been a starter since my ninth grade year so I am used to it. I like to tell people how to do things at times. If they are doing something wrong I will kind of get on them and have them step up their game."

College coaches have been recruiting the talented athlete since he was in the ninth grade. And many have already offered him.

"My offers are from Florida State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State, Ole Miss, Iowa State, Alabama, LSU, Baylor, Tennessee and Stanford," said Woodard.

Helping his team win has been the main priority for the youngster. But he has visited a couple of schools that are recruiting him. And he hopes to visit another one soon.

"I have (unofficially) visited Mississippi State and Ole Miss," said Woodard. "I also plan on going to LSU on a visit."

As of now, he claims no favorite school.

"I don't have any favorites yet," said Woodard.

A very humble person, Woodard is very thankful for the recruiting attention that he is receiving.

"It is a blessing," said Woodard. "Everyday I am thankful for the opportunity to choose a school that I would like to go to."

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