Woods Enjoys Missouri Visit

On Saturday, there were several unofficial visitors on hand at the Missouri Spring Game to check out the Tigers as a possible college destination or to see if Mizzou might move up on their favorites list. Georgia DT Jay Woods talks about his experience.

On Saturday, there were several unofficial visitors on hand at the Missouri Spring Game.  One visitor who came to town with a Missouri offer is 2013 DT prospect Jay Woods  6'3"  275  Jackson (GA), who told ShowMeMizzou.com that Missouri had been the first to offer him a scholarship.

"The visit (to Missouri) went nice,"   said Woods.   "They showed me around campus.  They've been recruiting me and were actually my first offer, so that's why I came up there.  I enjoyed my visit.  It's a nice campus, nice football facility, and everything was nice.  It's top notch.    I like Mizzou.  I like Mizzou.  It's very nice."

Woods said that he spent quite a bit of time during his visit with Sheldon Richardson.

"That's a cool cat,"  said Woods, referring to Richardson.  "He was telling me how the coaches are, and he showed me around and stuff………………………………. Sheldon's funny."

Woods said that he's up to fifteen offers, including Arkansas, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Purdue, Syracuse, USC, Virginia, and Wake Forest, in addition to Missouri.

"Right now, I have nobody on top,"  explained Woods.  "All the schools are equal.   I'm thinking about naming my top five in early summer, and then I'll probably make a decision after the season or on signing day."

Woods said that Missouri would "most likely" make his list of five.

Woods reported a personal best of 5.3 in the forty, and a 25" vertical jump.  He's benched pressed 355 pounds, with a maximum of 515 pounds in the squat, and a maximum in the power clean of 300 pounds.   He's a very good student, who reports a 4.00 GPA.

Woods is planning to visit some other schools before he narrows his list.  He mentioned Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Georgia Tech as some of the schools that he would like to visit.

Woods said that he spent time visiting with defensive line coach Craig Kuligowski and that he also spoke with Head Coach Gary Pinkel, among other Missouri coaches.  He described Coach Pinkel as "a nice guy," and he said that Coach Pinkel "didn't beat around the bush," and that "he told me straight up how the program works."

"(Coach Pinkel) said that I was a great fit for Mizzou,"  said Woods.   "I feel like he was honest with me," 

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