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."