March 3, 2010

Woodson adds another SEC West offer

Danny Woodson, Jr.'s father, Danny Woodson, played quarterback at Alabama.

The younger Woodson does not yet have a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide. However, another one of Alabama's rivals in the SEC West has jumped in the fray, hoping to one day take the talented wide receiver from Mobile, Ala., back to Tuscaloosa wearing enemy colors.

Ole Miss offered Woodson a scholarship on Tuesday, joining Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Southern Mississippi and Troy as schools to extend offers to the 6-foot-2, 200-pound wide receiver from LeFlore High School in downtown Mobile.

"I was surprised," Woodson said Tuesday night. "This was my first time to hear from them. They had written me two letters and then they offered."

Woodson said he talked to Ole Miss wide receivers coach Ron Dickerson Jr., later Tuesday. Dickerson, Woodson said, told him about the campus and how the Rebels work their program.

"I don't know as much (about Ole Miss as some other schools), but I know they pass the ball a whole lot," said Woodson, who caught 78 passes for 1,360 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. "I'm just looking for a school where I'll have interest and I'll be able to play."

Woodson, who added 448 yards and five touchdowns rushing, said his strengths as a receiver "are getting into the open field and getting the ball." Speed, meanwhile, is an area he hopes to improve before he takes his talents to the collegiate level. Woodson said he's run a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, but he's hoping a regiment of weight training and running will peel a tenth of a second off that time.

Woodson, who was recently named to Rivals.com's watch list of 250 Class of 2011 prospects, said Ole Miss invited him to attend their next junior day on March 27, a session that coincides with the start of spring practice in Oxford. While he couldn't commit to that trip, he said he definitely plans to check out the Rebels before he makes a decision.

"I'm going to take some visits this summer and go to some camps and see how that goes," said Woodson, who said he has no leader at this point. "I want to see Auburn, Alabama, Southern Miss, Florida State and Ole Miss."

As for his father's influence in the decision-making process, the younger Woodson said it would be minimal.

"He's not really around that much," Woodson said. "I stay with my grandparents. It'll be my grandfather and my grandmother."

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