Got the Offer. Has Anything Changed?

Recruiting coverage at SoonersIllustrated is still going as we look to bring fans the latest in Oklahoma recruiting news. Today, we caught up center Austin Woods from Rockwall, Texas. He got some good news this past week.

Judging from this week's past events, it is clear that the Oklahoma coaches liked what they saw when they went to Rockwall Heath High School. Looking back, this is how center Austin Woods put it as he was still being evaluated.

"Right now, I do not have an Oklahoma offer," Woods said in the April 14 interview. "The coaches have my film and I keep in touch with them a lot. They told me that that the first week of spring practice they will come down and evaluate me then. They want to see me in person, in action."

Now, things have come to fruition.

"They (Oklahoma) have been talking about offering me for some time. They even mentioned it when I went for the spring game," Woods said. "But Thursday night, the Sooners offered me."

The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Woods said that the coach Josh Heupel called the Heath coaching office and asked for Woods to return his call. Later that night, he did that.

"Coach Heupel left a message for me at the coaches office. I called him that night and he told me that he liked what he saw at spring practice and on film and that he was going to offer me a scholarship," Woods said. "It's a good feeling that I know that Oklahoma is a place that I can go."

While the Sooner offer is one that Woods is more than excited about, he has 19 offers now with Houston, Ole Miss, and North Texas being some of the latter offers he has gotten.

Texas A&M, SMU, Baylor, TCU, Arkansas, Texas Tech, LSU, Missouri, and Kansas are just some of the other in the mix. So who is the leader at this point in Woods' recruitment?

"Right now I am still considering everyone," Woods said. "I do plan to choose a school before I start my senior year, but I am not sure at this point."

But one thing is for sure at this point, is that most of these schools are coming after Woods hard in hopes of landing Woods for the 2010 class. 

Especially Okalahoma.

"I called coach (James) Patton the day after I got my offer to talk with him," Woods said. "He was telling me that there is a spot for me to play on the offensive line. They (Oklahoma) are recruiting me pretty hard and I expect it will pick as time goes on."

Woods said that he has two more days of spring practice before the annual spring game. In his junior season at Heath, he graded out with A's, allowed no sacks, and had 35 pancake blocks.

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