Strongsville WR D.J. Woods has rescinded a college verbal commitment for a second time, reports ESPN.com. Woods, rated as the No. 45 top prospect in the state by Ohio High magazine, was committed to Nebraska then West Virginia but following coaching changes at both schools Woods is back on the market.
Following the departure of former West Virginia head coach Rich Rodriguez to Michigan, Stongsville WR D.J. Woods has decommitted from the Mountaineers. Woods is now considering following Rodriguez to Ann Arbor as well as Auburn, Penn State, and Cincinnati, reports ESPN.com.
Woods was originally committed to Nebraska but rescinded his pledge to the Cornhuskers after the firing of Bill Callahan.
The 6-0, 175-pound speedster struggled with health issues during the 2007 season requiring surgery to remove a blood clot from his lower back.
The following is a profile of Woods by Recruiting Editor Duane Long from the January 2008 issue of Ohio High magazine and video highlights thanks to our friends at ScoutingOhio.com:
45. **** D.J. Woods (6-0, 175, WR, Strongsville)
D.J. Woods was off to the kind of season that could have made him one of the most sought after players in Ohio after he decided to make a preseason verbal to the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In the first five games of the year, Woods had hauled in 38 balls for nearly 750 yards and five TDs.
Woods missed the next two games with a back injury and it was then discovered that he has a blod clot in his lower back. He was operated on and it ended his season.
This is a classy young man from a strong family. He is someone that everyone who has come in contact with will be praying for him.
As a player it is hard not to like Woods. He is such a natural. He catches everything he can reach and he runs away from defenders after the catch. He is also an exceptional kick returner.