Austin Woods Holding Strong at 14 Offers

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One of the more promising OL recruits in the state is the versatile Austin Woods from Rockwall-Heath. Woods a 6'5 290 pound junior with 5.0 speed in the forty specializes in playing center but is more than capable of playing any position on the offensive line with his quick feet and great length.

A three year starter for the Hawks, Woods as a sophomore was named honorable mention all District 10-4A but he along with the Hawks blew up in 2008. Austin who recorded 45 pancakes and graded out at 96% didn't allow a sack all season and helped Rockwall-Heath to a 13-1 mark advancing all the way to the Class 4A Division II State Quarter-Finals.

Woods who currently holds 14 offers is hesitant to list any favorites but it appears Baylor, Missouri, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma lead the way. All have offered Woods except for Oklahoma. Woods also holds offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn, Kansas and Vanderbilt.

Austin has had a busy off-season attending junior days at Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Baylor, SMU and TCU. This summer Woods will attend three to four one day camps as well.

"I think my biggest strength is my agility and athletic ability, I played basketball up to last year and I think it really helped my footwork," said Woods who says he'd like to lower his forty time to under five seconds. As for a decision Austin says the ideal situation is to make a decision before the season starts, "I don't want to rush a decision but its important to make the decision as soon as I know."

As for 2009 despite the fact Rockwall-Heath graduated a senior class that included Kendial Lawrence, Austin Moss, Ryan Mosby and Drew Hollingshead, Austin is confident the Hawks will still be a contender. "We lost some great players but I think we've got a good group of young players and I think we've got what it takes to go a long way."

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