High Flying Woolfork A Big Time Receiver

Wide Receivers have a way of slipping through the cracks when it comes to recruiting. Braylon Edwards and Dominique Douglass are two recent in-state receivers who were held back in high school by the lack of a polished passing game, but became Big Ten players. That could be the case with Livonia Franklin's Israel Woolfork.

For his junior season, Israel Woolfork tallied a modest 15 cacthes for 205 yards, 50 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. All this and by signing day, he should be one of the most heavily sought after skill position players in the state of Michigan.

Why? Well, just like those aforementioned receivers, Woolfork doesn't play in an offense that lets him show all his talents as a wideout, but those who have seen him play defense see his athletic abliity.

Woolfork had 61 tackles and 6 interceptions as a defensive back and also took back a kickoff 98 yards for a touchdown. Also throw in a track background, a 6'3 frame with 4.5 speed and a 38-inch vertical leap and you have a prospect who will be recruited by many schools.

"I'm hearing from Central Michigan, Purdue, Western Michigan, Indiana, Iowa, Toledo, and Akron, but none of those schools have offered yet," he said.

Schools may come along with those offers if he keeps performing well at camps like he did last weekend at the Purdue NIKE.

Check back with MichiganVarsity.com for more on Woolfork soon including video highlights.

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