Woodland starting to plan trips

One of the top JUCO wide receivers in Southern California this year was Saddleback's Rodney Woodland (5-9, 175). As a sophomore, the talented wideout had a huge season statistically and now that his season is over he's planning trips to a couple of schools that have offered...

"Right now my offers are from Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Bowling Green and Texas State," Woodland told JCFootball.com. "I just got the Kentucky one last week and the rest are over the past few weeks, so things have been good, but I want to visit them to find out where I fit in best."

Because he wants to sign in February, Woodland needs to take a few visits and he plans to do that starting next week.

"I'm pretty sure I'm going to visit Kentucky this coming weekend," Woodland said. "I really like the coaches and they play in the SEC so that's big too.

"I've set up a visit to Louisiana Tech for January 10th and Texas state for January 20th and that's it right now."

This season, Woodland totaled 65 receptions for 1,094 yards and 13 while rushing for 130 yards and five more touchdowns.

One reason why Woodland has yet to see a rush of schools to offer him, even with his outstanding productivity, is because he's still recovering from a torn ACL last season.

and with his 4.27 speed, he's a playmaker that worries defensive coordinators.

"I tore my ACL about halfway through last season," Woodland recalled. "I just braced it up and played the last half of the season.

"It really didn't affect my speed at all, but it hurt my cutting ability a little."

Even with his injury, Woodland was very productive posting 43 catches for 488 yards and five touchdowns while rushing the ball 38 times for 193 yards.

"They used me in a lot of different ways," Woodland noted. "I was in the slot and out wide, but mostly it was in the slot."

Woodland will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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