Magnolia WR Mike Woods

2018 Magnolia wide receiver Mike Woods talks SMU commitment, stepping in for Courtland Sutton

SMU picked up a big commitment from 2018 Magnolia (Tex.) wide receiver Mike Woods, who decided to shut things down thanks to his relationship with the staff.

2018 Magnolia (Tex.) wide receiver Michael Woods committed to SMU on Monday after thinking things over realizing his relationship with the staff was just too much to pass up.

"He's awesome. We just have such a good relationship and he basically laid it all out and this is where you're going to play, you're going to come in right here and this is how we're going to get you the ball," Woods told Pony Stampede. "Coach Stepp, we just had the best relationship. We're texting all day, every day."

Receivers coach Justin Stepp along with head coach Chad Morris made a big impression on Woods and his family.

"I don't know. We just clicked I guess and really got along. Him and my family get along. Coach Morris is great too. They're all cool," the 6-1, 188-pound receiver said.

SMU sees Woods at the 9-man position, held by Courtland Sutton.

"They laid it all out and how it's a spread offense and these are the certain plays. Basically, it's the same at Magnolia so it's nothing new."

The star receiver for SMU sold Woods on the chance to get a great education while getting to make some plays.

"He just told me it's a great place and you can get a great education. The coaches are really down to earth and genuine," Woods said. "He's had a great time there and what really helped is that he's going to the league soon and I can really see myself playing his position and it can be done."

Woods said that the distance between Dallas and the Houston area was nice too.

"The campus is nice. It's pretty. It's not too far from home. My parents can come to all the games and I can go back home if I want," Woods said. "It was just a really good fit."

On February 28, Woods will return to SMU's campus as a commit and while he'll visit other schools eventually, he doesn't see his commitment changing.

"I'll shut it down, but I'll still be going on visits and stuff like that. I'll just chill really. No schools in particular are going to change this."

Woods is SMU's third commitment for the 2018 class, joining quarterback Will Brown and athlete Tre Allison

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