2010 Prospect: WR Robert Woods

Much of the West will know about Gardena (Calif.) Serra receiver Robert Woods before too long. Woods is one of the top prospects in the region in the class of 2010 and UCLA is already ahead of the curve on him...

Gardena (Calif.) Serra receiver Robert Woods (6-1, 170), is one of the Southland's top prospects in the class of 2010 and already Woods is getting serious attention from a host of schools.

"Most of the Pac-10 said they will be offering him once they can, and he has verbal offers from Arizona State and UCLA. Cal said they would be offering and Cal and UCLA are two schools that he likes a lot. USC has come by the school too. Clemson and Florida have been sending him information," said his father Robert Sr.

The 6-1, 170-pounder was named the Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore after a big 2007 campaign that had the Cavs in the CIF Quarterfinals.

"He just turned 16 so another year from now he'll be bigger and stronger," said Woods Sr. "He'll be getting a lot more responsibility for Serra as a junior."

Woods said that like any kid from Southern California, the two local schools have his attention, and so does a Bay Area school.

"Cal is the one he really likes from outside the area. He likes UCLA a lot too and they verbally offered him during the spring. We went up there and met with Rick Neuheisel for a visit and that was the first offer. USC has just put more interest into him. Pete Carroll has been really nice," said Woods Sr.

A track star for Serra, Woods is in the midst of CIF meets, running the 100m, 200m, 4x100 and 4x400, which has prevented him from attending many camps. He's hoping to attend the UnderArmour Combine in Los Angeles, but could be running in the state championship meet that day. Would Woods like to do both in college?

"The other day, he said he might not do track in college because football is his number one sport," said Woods.

Despite starring on both sides of the ball, Woods is being recruited primarily as a receiver.

"The schools like his athleticism but they see him coming in as a receiver," said Woods Sr.

Woods is doing well in the classroom to, carrying a 3.4 GPA.

As a junior, Woods had 43 receptions for 801 yards and seven touchdowns, rushed for 273 yards on 21 carries (13 ypc) and two touchdowns and had 81 tackles, eight interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. He also returned three punts and interceptions for touchdowns.

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