Sometimes a second look gives an athlete the chance to take in things that may have been missed from the first go around. And for Rockwall Heath center Austin Woods, that seemed to be the case.
The 6-foot-5, 290-pound Woods made the trip to Oklahoma for junior day but did not get a chance to see the Sooners in action. This past weekend was different though.
"This past weekend was my second time in Norman. I got the chance to get an in-depth look at the players," Woods said of his recent trip to Oklahoma for the Sooner spring game. "It gave me the chance to see what type of team they will have next year. I didn't get to see them the first time down here."
While down, Woods got a good dose of how the Sooners line up and play ball and was excited about the entire trip. He got the chance to meet up with a few coaches whom he had been previously talking too as well, coaches James Patton and Josh Heupel.
But while Woods holds offers from over 15 programs, does he have one from Oklahoma?
"Right now, I do not have an Oklahoma offer," Woods said. "The coaches have my film and I keep in touch with them a lot. They told me that that the first week of spring practice they will come down and evaluate me then. They want to see me in person, in action."
Either way, Woods is open to all schools and has made plenty of road trips this off-season. Some of the places he has checked out include: Texas A&M, SMU, Baylor, TCU, and Arkansas. He also has offers from Texas Tech, LSU, Missouri, and Kansas.
His plans are to head back to Oklahoma this coming weekend, but this time to Stillwater to check out Oklahoma State, which may be his last off season trip with spring ball kicking off in about two weeks.
With no favorites, this allows Woods to be rational about his college choices.
On the trip, Woods was on the scene along with the 28,592 fans present to take in the game. And while he had his eyes on how the players were performing, he caught a glimpse of how the coaches interact as well.
Woods is projected to continue playing center on the college level. In his junior season at Heath, he graded out with A's, allowed no sacks, and had 35 pancake blocks.
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