Visit impresses Woods

Donnie Woods (6-5, 290), one of the most highly sought-after offensive linemen in the country, visited North Carolina this past weekend. The Florida product from Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson Senior came away very impressed with the entire package offered by UNC.

"I spent some time looking around campus and talking with the players," Woods told Inside Carolina. " I then joined the team on the "Old Well Walk." It was fun with the fans and the band playing and everything. After that, I went to the game. Following the game, I went out to dinner with Coach Bunting. Sunday was mainly a day that I spent with the academic advisors,"

This was Woods first official visit, and he has offers from schools such as Oklahoma, Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, and South Carolina. Woods has given indications that Tennessee and Oklahoma may be the two schools that lead for his services, along with North Carolina. His visit to Chapel Hill may have pushed the Tar Heels closer to the lead for his services.

"It definitely enhanced it. Carolina has set the bar very high for the other schools that I am going to visit," Woods said. He also indicated that he enjoyed the atmosphere in Kenan Stadium, "It was just awesome. I liked everything about it."

Woods has said that he is looking to play early in his college career, and may wish to skip a red-shirt year.

Woods has visits scheduled to Tennessee on October 25th, and to Oklahoma on November 2nd, so the Tar Heels will have to withstand tough competition to get the Florida lineman. It seems, however, that the UNC coaching staff made an extremely favorable impression on Woods.

"I am not sure if I will be able to find coaches that I like better than Coach Bunting and Coach Hunter," said Woods.

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