In to the Woods: WR Robert Woods

Scout.com's No. 6 ranked wide receiver (No. 64 player overall) has no lack of offers on the table, but only has plans to visit Stanford this summer.

Robert Woods is a four-star wideout who totaled lofty statistics during his junior campaign at Junipero Serra (Gardena, Calif.) High School. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Woods caught 81 passes for 1,378 yards and 19 touchdowns, which has attracted the interest of 16 upper-echelon programs around the country.

Woods reports scholarship offers from USC, Oklahoma, Georgia, Stanford, UCLA, Notre Dame, Tennessee, Oregon, Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Cal, Nebraska, Washington, Washington State and Colorado State.

"Everything is pretty much wide-open as of yet," Woods said. "I am trying to get these unofficial visits out of the way with the closer schools, so I can take official visits to the schools furthest away."

The lone summer visit to Stanford will come this weekend, during the Monday Night Football Camp the Cardinal is hosting. Woods says wants to see the campus and learn more about the atmosphere on The Farm, but will not participate in the camp.

"I know Stanford is one of the top schools in the nation in academics, which is always a plus," Woods said. "I want to know more about the surroundings of the school, and hopefully I can bump into some players and talk to them."

Like many high school players, Woods has played both ways during his football career. As a defensive back in 2008, he amassed 87 tackles and seven interceptions. Schools have shown interest in Woods playing on the other side of the ball, but he's informed coaching staffs that he wants to play wide receiver exclusively at the NCAA level.

Last season, Woods also compiled seven touchdown returns between kickoffs, punts and interceptions.

"I would say I am quick and fast, I always play the game with speed," said Woods, who runs a 4.43 forty-yard dash. "I am always going after the ball, and I really feel like I get an extra boost from my heart and will."

When asked to compare himself to an NFL player, Woods likened his game to that of a certain New England Patriots receiver.

"I would have to say Randy Moss, because I have the best hands in the game, and he's fast," he said. "A lot of people don't think he's fast, but he'll blow by you in an instant."

Woods completed his junior year with a 3.6 GPA. His first attempt at the SAT resulted in a 1350 composite score, but said that he is going to retake the test in October.

"It went pretty well, but I'm definitely going to take it some more times," he said. "I've talked to some schools and they said that was good enough, but I just want to improve the score for myself."

Woods is aiming to major in business and hopes to open his own company one day after his football career is over. His said, however, that his main factor in selecting a school would be its surrounding.

"You can't go wrong with any school -- every school is good and every school has the potential to have the best football team in the nation," said Woods. "Everything changes every year, so it's really just the surroundings. I am going to be spending four years there, so it will really come down to where's the best place for me."

Woods told The Bootleg he will not make a decision until January 2010. He has plans to announce his decision at either the U.S. Army Game or Under Armour All-America Game.


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