RECRUITING: Florida OL thinking about visits

Tampa, Fla. OL Donnie Woods names his five favorites and talks about possible visit destinations

Donnie Woods is an offensive line prospect from Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson High School and the senior offensive tackle's stock continues to rise. According to Woods, he claims 30 scholarship offers from such schools as Florida State, Oklahoma, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, West Virginia, Michigan State, Wisconsin, and LSU. That is an impressive list.

"Right now, I like Tennessee, LSU, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Florida State," said Woods. "I am working on who to visit. I would like to visit Oklahoma for the Alabama game and Tennessee for the Florida game. But I also want to go to UNC for the Texas game. I need to figure it out. Those would be official visits this fall. But the five schools are not set. I would also strongly consider South Carolina and others. I am looking at the coaching staffs, early playing time and all these schools' atmospheres." 

Woods is taking the official visits this fall because he is graduating early. 

"I want to get out early and go through spring practice. It would be nice to take some classes as well and still come in as a freshman this fall only I will have a head start on the others. Honestly, I do not want to waste any time."
Woods, 6-5 and 290 pounds, plays offensive tackle and right now, he believes one phase of his game is way ahead of the other.
"I am a better pass blocker because I have quick feet and I love to move around out there. But I have been working on run blocking."

He did just that at North Carolina, where he camped this summer. There, he got some good instruction, but more importantly, time to check things out in Chapel Hill.
"Man it was nice. I really liked it there. They showed me around the place and it has awesome facilities."
Woods plays on a talented Jefferson team with Andre Caldwell and Rashaun Grant, just to name a few. They may have up to 11 or so college prospects.

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