Now we will take a look at what is going on with his recruitment.Chris was willing to discuss which universities are showing him the most interest and what he is looking for in an institution.
He mentioned, "Since the Big Time Showcase, I have been getting a lot of attention from Boston College and Rutgers. Coach Hewitt (of Rutgers) came down to one of my practices. He just watched and invited me down to the Rutgers Big Man Camp on June 28th. He told me they liked me and what I can do on the field. Boston College has been down as well. They really want me to attend their camp too… so they can see me work out. I'm gonna try to get together the funds to attend both camps". The recruitment of Chris Woods has undeniably taken a turn for the better.
Chris's main assets are his strength and low power base. Woods has arms the size of Hulk Hogan's and calves the size of cantaloupes. He claims a max bench press of 415lbs as well as a 650lb squat. "I can probably do a lot more, but my coach just tells me to stop there because he doesn't want me to hurt myself. I love lifting and doing what it takes to get stronger than the competition" said Woods.
Woods primarily played offensive guard last season where he was a dominant force opening up holes big enough to drive a car through. "They had me at guard the most. The only time I would come in on defense would be either a 3rd and short or goal line situation mostly. I would just come in and blow it up. I ended up with like 30 tackles and 3 sacks in limited time on that side of the ball".
Chris carries a 2.7 GPA and plans to take the SAT on June 6th. Education is really important to Woods. He stated, "Education comes first and then football after that. I'm doing what I have to do in the classroom because I realize the importance of being prepared for the real world."
When asked about what he likes most about the game, he responded, "I love every aspect of the game. The greatest part about football is that it is a positive way for you to take out your anger and frustration. You can't get in trouble for destroying someone on the football field. So that's what I do… destroy people. It is definitely a good thing."
As for where Rutgers lies in his thought process, Chris admitted, "I would love to go to Rutgers. I know I would get a quality education there and my family could come to see me play and not have to drive 5-6 hours to make that happen. That would be perfect."
It looks like the Scarlet Knights have a great shot at this terrific young prospect. SOR will keep you advised as to the progression of Chris's recruitment.
Chris Woods is Incredible
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