Cincinnati (Ohio) Summit Country Day's Antonio Woods is just halfway through his junior season, but he holds scholarship offers in basketball and football. Not only does the 6-foot, 163-pound athlete/point guard have to decide which school he will attend, but also which sport he will play at the next level.
"I don't really have any decisions on it, but it is definitely a bonus that I have offers to play both sports," Woods said.
On the football side of the equation, Woods holds offers from Cincinnati, Indiana, Northwestern, Akron, Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo. Miami (Ohio) is one school that has offered Woods a chance to play both sports in college, which he is also considering.
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"That's definitely a possibility for me, because I have a strong passion for both of them," Woods said. "It is kind of even and basically depends on what sport I am in. Right now I would probably say basketball is my passion, but when summer hits I would probably say football is my main sport."
At this stage, Woods said, he is enjoying the recruiting process and hopes it only gets more intense in the coming months. His only football-related recruiting visit has been to Miami (Ohio), but he plans to see additional schools starting early next month.
"I will be at Indiana on March 2 for their junior day," Woods said. "It's a big school and they seem like a good contender in the Big Ten, so that is pretty exciting."
Indiana offered Woods two weeks ago. Northwestern came through with its scholarship offer around the same time, and he has a close friend who signed with the Wildcats earlier this month.
"It was very exciting because my friend over there, Keith Watkins, we talk all the time," Woods said. "He's telling me how great it is and to come out there."
As if he did not have enough decisions on his plate, Woods will have to look at which position he fits best at in college. As a junior, he ran the offense from the quarterback position, rushing for 876 yards, throwing for another 1,276 yards and accounting for 31 touchdowns.
"Bowling Green and Kent State have definitely said I can play quarterback," Woods said. "Northwestern has offered me as an athlete but said that could change when they come down and see me throw at quarterback."
For the time being, Woods is focused on his high school basketball team. A decision on which sport, which position and which college will come much later in his process.