Justin Woodall (DB, Oxford, MS) - One of the South's top rising seniors resides in Oxford, MS."> Justin Woodall (DB, Oxford, MS) - One of the South's top rising seniors resides in Oxford, MS.">

Ole Miss offers "home grown" recruit

<A HREF="http://scout.scout.com/a.z?s=177&p=8&cfg=null&c=1&nid=1799253"><B>Justin Woodall </B></A>(DB, Oxford, MS) - One of the South's top rising seniors resides in Oxford, MS.

Last season, Justin turned heads when he led the Magnolia state in interceptions with 16. But some believe that Justin might even be better at wide receiver, and while playing wide out during the 2004 campaign, he had over 750 receiving yards and 8 TD's.

Woodall helped Lafayette County to the North Half Championship game last season and the Commodores look to be a major contender in the Class 4A ranks next year.

The following information was revealed during our interview with Justin Woodall:

What is your current height, weight, and forty time? "I am 6' 3 1/2", 200, and I run a 4.5 forty."

Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Cornerback."

What are your strengths? "I guess my vision on the field. I see things that others do not."

What are you working on for the next level? "My overall strength and conditioning. I play basketball to help my foot work. I play baseball too."

I hear you have a chance to get drafted in baseball? "That is what they say."

Tell us about your baseball season last year. "I batted over .400. I made 2nd Team All-State. I want to try and play both sports on the college level."

Is that important to you; having a chance to play both sports? "Yes sir, very important."

What were your football stats last season? "I had 16 picks, and I want to say 750 receiving yards and 8 TD's."

Any awards? "I was named 1st Team All-State (MAC) and District Player of the Year."

What is your favorite position to play? "Cornerback."

Which schools are showing you the most interest? "Ole Miss and MSU."

Any early offers? "Ole Miss. I have not talked to anyone else directly about an offer, but I have talked to Ole Miss."

Are you receiving letters from other schools? "Yes sir, Auburn, Alabama, Nebraska, Georgia Tech, Vandy, Tennessee, and Notre Dame. They all write me a pretty good bit."

Which colleges are you keeping a close eye on? "Ole Miss, MSU, Auburn, and Alabama."

Which coach has made the biggest impact with you so far? "Coach Orgeron. I like how enthusiastic he is. Really, all of them (coaches) are like that at Ole Miss. One of the Alabama assistant coaches is cool too."

What attracts you to Ole Miss? "I like their coaches a lot. They have great facilities and a good weight program. It is just a good program."

What about Alabama? "I have not been around Alabama that much. I just talk to them."

What are Auburn's positives? '"hey did not lose any games this year so you know they have a pretty good program."

And MSU? "I like Coach Croom. That is about all."

Have you had a chance to meet Coach Croom? "No, I have not had a chance to meet him, but one of their offensive line coaches sent me a postcard."

Any coaches come to your school this year? "The coaches from Ole Miss and Alabama are the only ones that I know of for sure."

What are your personal goals for the 2005 campaign? "I want to try and get over 30 picks for my career."

Where do you stand right now? "I had 16 picks last year and 6 the year before."

Will you attend any Jr Days this Spring? "I was suppose to go to Ole Miss, but I had a basketball game that day. I am thinking about going to MSU's. I do not have a game that day."

Where do you plan to camp at this summer? "I will go to Alabama, Ole Miss, and probably Florida State."

Where did you camp at last year? "I just went to the Manning Passing Academy."

Justin carries a 2.5 GPA and a 16 on the ACT.

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