Woods Commits To Wake Forest

Florida athlete Travo Woods became Wake Forest's 14th known verbal commitment this week when he committed to Coach Jim Grobe's program. DeaconSports spoke with Woods' head coach at Lyman High School Thursday about Woods and his college decision.

The onslaught of Demon Deacon verbals continued a couple of nights ago when Florida athlete Travo Woods pledged his commitment to the Demon Deacon program.

Woods selected Wake Forest over a host of other offers. Some of the other schools to offer Woods included Auburn, Iowa State, Duke, South Florida, and Central Florida.

Woods, a 5-11 170-pounder, could play a variety of positions at Wake Forest. In fact, the Demon Deacon coaches told Woods that he could play either running back or wide receiver at Wake. "Coach Lobo told us Travo was approved for a scholarship offer as both a running back and a wide receiver," Coach Caughell, Woods' current head coach, said. "He was the only player they did that for. Travo will play where he can contribute the most at Wake."

When we asked what Travo Woods could do on the field, Coach Caughell raved about Woods' ability. "Travo has a lot of speed and has a great field presence with the ball in his hands," Caughell said. "For us, he was always a big play guy in the triple option. He was a halfback and a receiver.

"He's got a 4.4 or better in the forty," Caughell continued. "Some people run fast down a lane but on a football field you don't always see that speed. He's such a smooth runner and can apply the speed on the football field. He's got great vision and opens up space for himself as a runner. He's even got great hands."

Off the field, Caughell called Woods a quiet kid who is a "consistent hard worker. "He's worked hard in the weight room in the offseason," Caughell said. "He's got it done in the classroom as well." In fact, Woods has over a 3.4 GPA.

Stay tuned to DeaconSports in the coming days for comments from Travo concerning his verbal!

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