"I feel like I am really improving my man-to-man coverage and my quickness," Woods said on his way back to Oklahoma City from his third weekend trip to the Metroplex. "The competition is really good for me."
The junior-to-be this fall that earned honorable mention All-SPC honors last fall as Casady School in Oklahoma City covered Texas 2014 wide receiver commitment Emmanuel Porter, the 6-4 speedy and athletic two-sport standout from Dallas Lincoln. He also saw elite speed in covering 2014 Purdue receiver pledge Trae Hart of Dallas First Baptist Academy. The competition is really good.
It is no surprise that Woods is so serious about his training and football. His father is the oldest of the Woods brothers and played safety in college at Langston. Rashaun Woods is the record-breaking wide receiver from Oklahoma State who was a first-round NFL Draft pick.
D'Juan Woods was also an All-Big 12 receiver at Oklahoma State and Donovan Woods eventually played at linebacker and put in time with both the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL.
Known while he was growing up as "Little Gary," Woods is not so little anymore at 5-11, 185 pounds and with 4.6 speed.
At Oklahoma State's one-day minicamp he showed up well with a 4.5 in the 5-10-5 and also did well in coverage drills. Last season for Casady he finished with 90 tackles in nine games. He also had an interception, 10 passes broken up, three fumble recoveries, and three fumbles caused.
"I've also been to Arkansas State, Rice, OU, and I have several coming up in July," said Woods of the on-campus camps he's been to or going to.
He is also an excellent student that is considering engineering, construction or architecture as majors. He has a 3.17 overall GPA at the elite Oklahoma City private school.
The best quality about Woods is he is in no way entitled. He is not using his family name, but instead using every day of the week and the weekends too to get better as a football player.