Ga. DT Plans UNC Visit

Jay Woods plans to devote the month of June to his recruitment, before spending the rest of his summer with his Jackson (Ga.) teammates. Thus, the 6-foot-2, 277-pound defensive tackle will travel to several schools in June, including a stop at North Carolina.

"I'm going to be taking a visit up there [to UNC] in a few more weeks," Woods said. "I want to say the end of June."

Woods plans to also visit Clemson, Duke, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, and Wake Forest in June.

"I have them mostly planned on my calendar," Woods said. "I'm trying to do most of my college visits in the month of June, because July I feel like I need to be with my team, working with my team because it's a team sport."

Previously, Woods has made trips to Auburn, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Missouri, and South Florida.

Following his June visits, Woods, who has collected approximately 30 scholarship offers, plans to narrow the schools under consideration to a more manageable number. Heading into the visits, he denies having any favorites.

"The factors that are going to help me trim down my list are: first, education – that's my No. 1 thing; the second thing is me and the coach's chemistry, particularly my defensive line coach; and the third thing is facilities and playing time and how can I come out and impact things," Woods said.

Woods has already formed a relationship with UNC assistant coaches Deke Adams and Vic Koenning. The trio has communicated regularly since UNC began recruiting Woods in January. Koenning also made an evaluation visit to Jackson High School a few weeks ago.

"They talk to me about how they've seen my tape and how they like my flat back and my quickness off the ball," Woods said. "They said they need a tackle like me that can make plays in the backfield."

As a junior, Woods, who will be a three-year starter for Jackson this fall, led the team in tackles with 99, including 15 for a loss and seven sacks.

Jay Woods Profile

Inside Carolina Top Stories