Busy couple of weeks for Woods

It's been an exhausting couple of weekends for one of the Midwest's top wide receivers. First, he went north and then east on his first series of trips last weekends. This weekend he headed west and on Saturday ended up in Lincoln. Nebraska was one of five schools that this receiver saw. There will be more to come.

Wide receiver/defensive back, D.J. Woods, has had a busy couple of weeks and is ready for some time off. The 6-foot-0 and 166-pound standout from Strongsville (Ohio) has seen five schools in the past two weeks.

"It's been a long week," Woods said. "It's actually been a long couple of weeks. We were actually traveling last weekend too."

"When we started out, we went to Michigan State first. After Michigan State we went to West Virginia. From there we went to Pittsburgh. We did that last weekend and then took a break."

"On this past Friday we went to Iowa. After Iowa we headed onto Nebraska. We aren't going anywhere after Nebraska. We are going home to relax a little bit."

Woods could have been a lot more tired or sore if he had done more camps, but the travel that Woods has gone through is enough to drain someone. "I did unofficial visits at Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Iowa. I camped at West Virginia and Nebraska."

One unofficial plan became a camp in Lincoln. While Woods wasn't set to participate, he fared very well in Lincoln. "We were supposed to just visit Nebraska, but the coaches wanted me to work out a little bit. They wanted to see me in a few drills."

"I think that I did really good. I think that I performed well on both sides of the ball. As a receiver, I got out of my cuts and caught the ball. As a DB, I think that I showed that I have quick hips."

"I did the fastest man competition at Nebraska and I won that. I didn't test on the 40. I just ran in the fastest man. I did my shuttle time in 3.87 seconds. My vertical came in at 37 inches."

Woods came away impressed with his visit to Nebraska. It all started on the drive up to the campus when he saw the outside of Memorial Stadium. Like the stadium, everything else was great with Nebraska.

"Nebraska was a really great visit. When I came here I was star struck. I got kind of caught up in it, like when I saw the stadium from the highway."

"They basically have the best facilities that I have seen so far. All of their coaches are real down to Earth and they really made me feel at home. Overall, it was a great visit."

Woods had great visits to all of the schools that he recently visited. He had hoped that at least one visit wouldn't go so well that he could eliminate a school.

"Every school I have seen it has been the perfect day, the coaches have all been nice and everything. I was hoping for one trip or day to be bad some I could eliminate someone, but that didn't happen."

Woods hasn't really set a top five, officially. He knows that he has to narrow some things down, but that hasn't happened yet. One team will definitely be in his top five.

"Nebraska is definitely in my top five. I haven't really narrowed things down yet, but I need to. I don't have a one, two, three, four or five set. I just know that Nebraska is in there."

Besides the latest visits, Woods is back on the road this week. He will see three Big 10 schools over the next week. After these visits though, he is done.

"Next Tuesday I am headed to Michigan for their junior Day. Next Thursday and next Friday is the Ohio State junior Day and Saturday is Penn State's junior day. After that I am shutting it down."

Woods is sitting on a nice offer total, but it doesn't include the three schools that he has yet to see. "I am up to 16 offers right now. I have offers from everyone that I mentioned except for Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State."

Woods pulled down 35 receptions for 750 yards and eight scores last year as a receiver. He also starred as a returner for Strongsville. He earned first team all-district honors last year as a junior.


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