Alex Woods has several ties to West Virginia's program. In addition to his current team at Lackawanna, he played his high school football at Hillside High in North Carolina, which produced recently-departed running back Dontae Thomas-Williams. However, it was his enrollment at Lackawanna that really brought in into focus with West Virginia.
As a freshman last season, Woods had nine tackles, an interception and four pass breakups in seven games at cornerback while working his way into the secondary rotation and playing alongside 2016 WVU enrollee Kyzir White . He is expected to see more action as a starter this year. Despite the limited numbers, Woods was named a second team all-Northeast Football Conference performer last year, joining White (first team) and Kendle Pitts (third team) as falcons in the defensive secondary honor roll.
Like many junior college players which WVU recruits, Woods is on pace to graduate early and enroll for the spring semester. He will have two years in which to complete his final two seasons of college eligibility.
Woods is the fourth member, and the first defensive back, on West Virginia's 2017 Football Commitment List.