Artrell Woods: I'm Still Committed To OSU

Artrell Woods said Wednesday night that reports he is wavering on his commitment to Oklahoma State are not true. The only reason to believe the 6-foot-1, 185-pound athlete out of Bryan (Texas) High School may be wavering is because he may still take another visit, although he does not have any set up. "I'm still committed to Oklahoma State. I might take other trips but I'm still committed," said Woods, who named Arizona as the only school he may visit.

What does Woods think when he hears people say on the radio that he's wavering on the commitment to Oklahoma State? "It ain't true. There's nothing to think about," Woods said.

Woods, who suffered a high ankle sprain early in the first quarter of Bryan's 35-11 loss to Copperas Cove this past Saturday, said he talked to Oklahoma State coaches on Tuesday night and there was no mention of him wavering on his commitment. "They just told me to get well," he said.

Woods said he did not have a problem with a story being written saying he was not wavering on his commitment to OSU. "No sir. You can write that and it'll be true," he said.

Woods has rushed for 529 yards and two touchdowns on 72 carries this season, and also has a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. He suffered the ankle sprain early in the loss to Copperas Cove and did not return. He is expected to be sidelined for two weeks, missing games against Killeen Harker Heights this Friday and Temple on Oct. 14.

"He's been having a good year," said Bryan head coach Marvin Sedberry. "We struggled a little bit early but we're starting to play a little bit better and a lot of that's because of him. He's just an outstanding athlete. In our third ballgame (against Leander), he just said, ‘Coach, let me have the ball,' and we gave it to him."

Although Bryan lost to Leander 28-20, Woods finished with 248 yards on 20 carries, including a 46-yard touchdown run.

"He's a three-year starter and offers that leadership that only he can give," Sedberry said. "He's vocal but does more by example. But he can be vocal when he thinks it's necessary in trying to get the rest of the team to perform."

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