OSU Offers Woodard A Scholarship

Edmond Memorial High School senior guard James Woodard took an unofficial visit to the Oklahoma State campus on Monday and he confirmed with Go Pokes that OSU coach Travis Ford offered him a scholarship on the visit.

"It was really good; it was me, my mom and my dad that went up there and we met with coach Ford, coach (Chris) Ferguson and coach (Butch) Pierre," James Woodard said. "They showed me the locker rooms and then we went to talk in the offices and they offered me a scholarship to play for OSU." The 6-foot-3, 175-pound shooting guard helped lead Memorial to the Class 6A state title a year ago and a 27-1 record. He had 18 points and 14 rebounds in the championship victory against No. 2 Midwest City.

"It means a whole lot to me because OSU is a good program, a top notch school and they're looking to be on the verge of going to the NCAA Tournament and winning a national championship," Woodard said. "It's an option for me to think about."

Woodard said he was impressed by what the Cowboy program has going for it, namely the recently renovated locker rooms. "The locker rooms are rooms are crazy, man. It's super nice," Woodard said. "They're state of the art."

Woodard doesn't have any other visits scheduled at this time but is considering the Cowboys along with Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Creighton and Oral Roberts. All but Vanderbilt have offered a scholarship.

Woodard said he is not looking to make a commitment any time soon and will use time to weigh his options.


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