Maryland LB taking his time

During the teenage years many kids have growth spurts. How much a young man grows can have a major effect on what position he will be recruited for at the college level.<br><br> This is the dilemma facing Springbrook High School LB Louis Woodland 6-4, 220, 4.7. Right now he plays LB and TE for his high school team. With his size, many recruiters are projecting him to be a DE. Louis is receiving interest from Penn State, Maryland, Syracuse, Marshall, Virginia, and Boston College.

Woodland's preliminary list of favorites are Penn State, Syracuse, Maryland, Virginia Tech, Boston College, and Pittsburgh. Virginia Tech and Pittsburgh have yet to contact Woodland but he still remains interested in both programs.

During the 2003 season Woodland registered 73 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 interception. Offensively he caught 10 passes for 180 yards and 1 touchdown. Louis picked up several post-season honors including 2nd Team All-State, 1st team All-County, 1st team All-Journal, and 2nd Team All-Metro.

Pitt Insider interview with LB Louis Woodland

Will you be attending any junior day events?

"Right now I am planning on attending the University of Maryland Junior Day."

What was your favorite college team growing up?

"I would have to say Penn State and Maryland."

What camps are you going to attend?

"Nike Combine at Penn State, Michigan, Maryland, and Penn State Day Camps."

Will distance be a factor in your decision?

"More than likely, I don't want to go any further south than Virginia, and no further north than Pittsburgh or Penn State. That could change but that's how I feel right now."

How does Louis Woodland play the game?

"I play downhill and fast."

What are your goals going into the 2004 season?

"I want to win games, win a state championship, have 100 tackles and 10 interceptions."

What other sports do you play?

"I am the center on the basketball team; I also run the 100 meters and the 4x100 relay on the track team."

When will you make your decision?

"I may decide during the season."

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