The Stanford Cardinal earned a commitment in the versatile running back Justus Woods.
Woods is coming off a year where he was dealing with a torn hamstring, an injury he ironically sustained at The Farm last year. He rushed for 907 yards and 12 touchdowns and had six receiving touchdowns. He was also high school teammates with current Cardinal center Brian Chaffin.
The product out of Charlotte (NC) spoke with The Bootleg about the Cardinal, his future plans and what sold him.
On why he chose the Cardinal:
"I think it's mostly the fact that just the standard of excellence they present, and not just in football but the academics as well, and growing to be a better man….The staff makes me feel right at home even though it's miles and miles and miles away."
On his “surreal” visit to The Farm a few weeks ago:
"Going into the visit, I had high expectations for Stanford. They were one of the top on my list, and they exceeded my expectations. It was amazing from visiting the campus and getting to know the coaches better, knowing their philosophies and getting to know the players. It was clear and apparent that I gelled well and fit well with their system and their players."
Why he chose to commit now:
"After talking with my family, the recruiting process is just starting to pick up a lot for me and just knowing the school that Stanford is and how I felt about it, why wait? I didn't see any other school that I think would be able to deter me away."
What he is doing this offseason to gear up for his senior year and beyond:
"My focus stays the same: to get better, stronger, faster, more explosive and all-around better as a man, as a student and as a athlete. I'm not only representing my high school but I'm representing Stanford University, which is a lot to live up to."