No need to question Woodson's fight

While we love bringing you a good portion of high school news and updates, we also want to feature some of the state's top athletes. Today, we feature Missouri City defensive back Jeremy Woodson. This TPI feature is free so enjoy.

Forget the age-old adage about the size and fight of the dog because when it comes to defensive back Jeremy Woodson of Missouri City (TX) Hightower, it makes that just seem like an understatement.

The fight that this 5-foot-7, 145-pound prep star brings to the table every game day is worth the shout out. Woodson is one of the star players on a defense that gives up less than a touchdown a game. 

At the moment, the Hurricanes are 4-0 after a Week 4 win over district rival Austin 30-5. Woodson has played solid in most of the games this season, but was big in the recent win.

"I had a blocked punt and scored two touchdowns. I had three tackles also," Woodson said.

Like many years, Hightower keeps a strong defensive unit. There a couple of headliner-type guys, but according to Woodson everybody does what needs to be done for success.

Including him.

"On defense we dominate. All 11 guys do what they have to do and that's what makes a great defense," Woodson said. "I do what needs to be done and the other guys as well. That is how everything falls in line."

On the season, Woodson's numbers are worth mention as well. Right now he has three interceptions and a couple of pass break-ups. But as stated, this team works as a unit.

"We get a great pass rush and the linebackers doing their thing as well. That is what helps me get the picks," Woodson said.

For the 2009 season, Woodson will have to write his resume as the year goes on. He moved up to the starting role during the season last year and had started ever since.

Now that he holds that top spot, he looks to continue helping the team win while doing the things necessary to bring in the college recruiters in hopes of landing that first scholarship offer.

"Right now I am hearing from SMU, but I'm taking things day by day and see what happens," Woodson said. "I am also hearing some from UTEP and Bryan (Division II) University."

While all of the recruiting stuff in important to Woodson, what matters most is the Hurricanes' success in 2009. After advancing to the state Division I 5A game and falling to the Dallas area team Allen, Woodson and his other teammates feel there is a little unfinished business.

"We are looking real good and this team has high expectations. We just look to practice hard and come out and win games," Woodson said. "We are a winning program. That's what we do, win."

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