2011 Watch: DT Antwaun Woods

The elite 2011 defensive tackle prospect, Antwaun Woods from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft, received his first scholarship offer last week, and he's hoping that opens the flood gates. The 6-0, 290-pounder gave us a list of the schools he'd like to receive an offer from...

Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft 2011 defensive tackle Antwaun Woods has had a bright future that was noticeable since the first time we saw him his freshman year for the Toreadors.

The following spring, Woods was one of the elite prospects at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine. As a freshman.

Another stellar season as a sophomore, and another stout performance at the Los Angeles Scout.com Combine this past May showed that Woods has all the makings of a big-time prospect.

Woods then starred at the USC Rising Stars Camp after showing well at their OL/DL Camp, and last weekend the Trojans offered him a scholarship.

While the Trojans are the early favorites, Woods said he's still completely wide open and in no hurry to make a decision.

"I'm going to wait and see my options," said Woods. "I hopefully will get more offers. That's what I'm waiting to see. I just got to keep up the good work and not get lazy. I want to see when all the offers come in."

There are a handful of schools that Woods is interested in and hopes to land offers from come September 1st, the first day that juniors can be officially offered.

"Florida, Tennessee, Miami, Oregon, Hawaii, UCLA and Washington are some of the other schools I want to get offers from," said Woods.

Woods said he's planning to go through the whole process, with no plans for an early decision until midway through his senior year. "I want to be able to take some visits and be recruited by a lot of schools, see what they have to offer," said Woods.

Woods attended USC's practice last weekend, where he was offered, and he said he's planning to head to UCLA this weekend with some Taft teammates to check out practice at UCLA.

In fact, Woods has attended games at UCLA previously as a guest of some Taft teammates who were being recruited by the Bruins. "I went to a UCLA game against Washington with Craig Noble (in 2007) for the first time," said Woods.

The USC offer for Woods was thrilling, not just because it was the Trojans, where teammate D.J. Morgan is committed, but because it was his first offer.

"I am really excited about it and I'm happy," said Woods. "I just have got to keep working hard and not be lazy."

And with his junior year still to play, Woods know he'll need to maintain that edge the next two years.

"I'm out to prove that I'm one of the best," said Woods.

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