Woods Anxious for Spring

The Upland (Calif.) outside linebacker, Josh Woods, is ready for coaches to see him this spring after sitting out the 2013 season and he will camp with UCLA this summer...

Upland (Calif.) linebacker Josh Woods (6-3, 205), had to sit out the 2013 season because of CIF transfer rules.

But that hasn't stopped a few Pac-12 schools from offering Bell, based largely on his sophomore film and his offseason film.

Woods has offers from Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State already and more could be offering this spring.

"Most schools still want to see me in person, and some said they want to wait till my senior film is out, but a lot have liked my sophomore film and how I've looked this offseason," said Woods. "Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State already offered me and that means a lot."

Washington State got a commitment from his Upland teammate, Tyler Hilinski, and Hilinski is already recruiting Woods to Pullman.

"Yeah, Tyler is already trying with me, but I'm already interested in Washington State," said Woods.

Yale has also been interested in Woods, which is largely because of his academic focus.

"Schools like my grades," said Woods. "I have a 4.3 and get it done in the classroom. Now they just want to see me in May."

Camps this summer include camps at UCLA and USC plus satellite camps in Southern California.

Woods said he expects a large amount of schools to come by Upland, which is loaded from their freshman class through their junior class, so he's excited for what the spring brings.

"I think I've showed this spring how versatile I am and what people missed during the season since I couldn't play," said Woods.

Woods is chomping at the bit to get back on the field.

"I can't wait," said Woods. "Our first game is going to be a big one and I'll show what I've got in pads. I'm not a dirty player so I'm not trying to lay anyone out, out here (in 7v7), but when its in pads, I'm going to show what I can do physically."

Woods said schools like him as an outside linebacker in a hybrid role, but he said not to discount him on offense.

"When I'm in pads, watch what I show I can do at running back," said Woods.


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