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Breakdown on Stanford Class of '18 North Carolina RB Commit

The Stanford commit and North Carolina running back brings a lot to the table, how is he shaping his game?

“He's putting on weight. He's getting better and stronger and for me I'm thinking of the other side of the ball. I would hate to have to tackle this kid. He is a load and he runs very physical and violent.”

Justus Woods is a headliner on the 2018 Stanford recruiting class.

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The three-star running back had 12 rushing touchdowns and six receiving touchdowns. He did all this while still recovering from a torn hamstring, an injury he suffered while at a Stanford camp.

Now, Woods is fully healthy and ready for his senior year. His head coach is ready to see what happens too.

“I am excited as a coach that I won't have to put a per se pitch count on him.” Charlotte Christian football coach Jason Estep said.

For much of the year, Estep had to put Woods on a touch count while he was still recovering. Now, his coach is seeing Woods hit his stride as he enters his senior year.

“He's putting on weight. He's getting better and stronger and for me I'm thinking of the other side of the ball. I would hate to have to tackle this kid. He is a load and he runs very physical and violent.”

Woods was one of the first to commit in the 2018 class, something that didn’t surprise his head coach. Stanford was always THE option for Woods. While other schools came in and offered, it made Woods “do his due diligence” in hir recruitment, making Stanford all the more solid of a choice. 

“It was Stanford all along,”

“I think the type of guy that is filling up every roster spot and in the locker room at Stanford is the type of kid Justus is,” Estep said.  “Very humble, academically driven, competitive wants to be the best, wants to be in a situation where he's with the best every day and really it's just a pleasure to coach.”

Now, Estep is seeing improvement in Woods’ pass protection and pass-catching this offseason to help him prep for the future to become a more complete running back.

“(It’s) giving him the full repertoire as he moves out of here from now and heads to Stanford and he's just trying to complete himself himself as a back and working on the pass protection.”

His coach sums it up simply.

“Stanford is getting another great running back that I think will be a big mean for years to come.”


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