Grossmont gun-slinger available soon

The 2010 football saw Grossmont QB Ryan Woods (6-3, 205) put up some big numbers, so it comes as a surprise that only a few four-year schools have shown him a lot of attention. Because of the 4-2-4 rule, the talented gun-slinger will need to finish up his AA degree in May before he can leave, but he hopes someone steps forward with an offer so he can continue his college football career...

Wood prepped at Granite Bay (Ca.) High School and signed with Fresno State after he graduated in the spring of 2006.

"I greyshirted there and I thought I was all set, but then there was a coaching change, their offensive coordinator left, and when that happened I just felt like I needed to find a different school," Woods told

But all didn't go as planned.

He sat out the 2007 season because he was unable to find a school to hook on with and then contracted Mono which caused him to miss the 2008 season as well.

Then, fate took hold and he found the right opportunity at Grossmont.

"I got here in 2009 and I've been really happy with my decision to come here," Woods noted.

The 2010 season saw Woods fill up the stat sheet while leading the Gauchos to a 6-5 record by completing 56.9% of his passes for 3,112 yards, 29 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.

"I can throw on the run really well and I can keep plays alive with my legs," Woods said. "I'm probably more of a pocket-passer, but I can run the spread well too and make plays from either system."

Recruiting was relatively steady back in the summer and fall, with an offer from Iowa State and some FCS schools coming in, however, Woods said "thanks, but no thanks" hoping for better opportunities. So far, he's still waiting.

"Honestly, my coaches are pretty shocked that I haven't gotten more attention," Woods acknowledged. "I'm a little disappointed too, but I'm hopeful that someone comes along and likes what I can do.

"Louisiana Tech really wanted me bad, but they went in a different direction too, so really, right now, I'm just waiting."

Working against Woods is the fact he is a 4-2-4 player, so he must get his two-year degree before he can leave.

He is well on his way to getting that accomplished this spring, May to be exact, and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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