No Doubts for Woods

The Upland (Calif.) linebacker, Josh Woods, said his UCLA official visit left him with no doubts...

Upland (Calif.) linebacker Josh Woods (6-3, 214) committed to UCLA during the summer, but he waited until the last possible weekend to take his official visit.

"I loved it, it was nice," said Woods. "Kenny Clark was my host and I knew him from being from the Inland Empire."

Woods said he hung out with a number of players, including Myles Jack, who he'll apprentice under the next couple of years.

"The coaches want me to play where Myles plays," said Woods. "They like that I can drop in to coverage but still come after the quarterback. I hung out with him and I'm excited to learn from him and really from all of the linebackers."

Woods also spent time recruiting some of the uncommitted players on their visits.

"I was recruiting them a little bit," said Woods. "Jojo (Wicker), Dechaun (Holiday) and Roquan (Smith) from Georgia, we were working on them. Everything is possible in getting all three."

Woods said talking with the coaches at length gave him good insight into his future in the program.

"The position meetings and talking with the coaches was probably the highlight for me," said Woods. "I liked seeing how they set up their players with networking and with school."

Woods said both Jeff Ulbrich and Jim Mora sat down and talked with him.

"Coach Brick is one of the best coaches in college football and he'll coach my position and I'm excited to work with him," said Woods. "Coach Mora is really cool and is a players coach. And you see he's one of the best coaches period."

Woods was joined on the visit by his parents.

"My mom and dad came and they loved it," said Woods. "They like that I'll be close and that I'll be somewhere nice."

Woods said that leaving his visit, he knew he had made the right choice on his decision.

"I'm 100% solid," said Woods. "This visit set everything in stone for me. I have no doubts."

When Woods went to the Rose Bowl, trying on the jersey and touring the stadium was another highlight.

"I tried on the #19 jersey, that's what number I'm going to be," said Woods.

With his decision set, he's ready to start preparing for the next chapter of his career.

"I’m ready to handle my business and get ready for college," said Woods. "I weighed in at 214 and they like me where I'm at. I want to keep my speed though. I'll put on weight and make sure I'm at my same speed as I try to get faster."


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