2016 Fresno LB Chris Woolbright committed to UAB over a handful of other offers

2016 Fresno LB Chris Woolbright (6-3, 230) recently committed to UAB and he spoke with about his decision which included them standing by him even though he needed to stay for another quarter...

Woolbright chose the Blazers over offers from Wyoming, Texas State, North Carolina A&T, Mercer and Idaho and he was getting heavy interest from several other schools as well.

"I committed to UAB for a couple of reasons," Woolbright told "First off, they were the only ones that kept their offer and kept it real with me after I had to stay an extra semester because of my lease even though I was a mid-year guy.

"I also liked the staff there and I felt like they presented a good opportunity to come in and help them get back to being the program that they want to be."

As a sophomore this past season, Woolbright finished with 44 tackles, one sack, six tackles-for-los, a fumble recovery, two interceptions, two pass breakups and a defensive touchdown from his middle linebacker spot.

"(UAB) wants me to come in as a linebacker and they will figure out how to use me," Woolbright noted. "They said I could play either outside or inside. It really just depends on what they need me to do.

"I can cover, stop the run and make plays," Woolbright said. "I do all of the things a rover does, but at the linebacker position which gives me a bit of an edge."

This offseason, before he heads to Birmingham, Woolbright said he's focused on a couple of aspects that will help him be even more valuable as a player.

"My pass rushing and my speed are big focuses," Woolbright said. "If I can get those things down, the sky is the limit for me."

Woolbright will enroll at UAB this summer and he will have three years to play two starting in 2017 when the Blazers begin play.

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