Sherman, Texas linebacker Kahlee Woods has been a constant presence in the middle of coach Gary Joe Kinne's Bearcat defense the last two years.
At 6-1, 240 pounds he has recorded more tackles than any Bearcat before him and to make matters worse for opponents he says he is now doing something he has never done before - chasing down running backs.
The hard work is paying off for Woods in terms of scholarship offers North Texas, Navy, and New Mexico have joined Colorado State, Rice, SMU, Wyoming, and Louisiana Tech in offering the standout linebacker.
He is not ready to declare any favorites, but is impressed with what he has seen from each of his offers.
"All of the schools who have offered have done a really good job of keeping up with me," Woods said. "They all say I'm at the top of their board."
"One thing I like is they all have my major and that's dentistry," Woods added. "Every school, they all standout, they want me to play my position of middle linebacker. That's always good to hear."
During the season, Woods has not been worried about narrowing his list of schools or taking any visits. Instead he has been focused on his senior season. The focus and determination has served as an example for his teammates, and the Sherman Bearcats are rolling strong in 2012 with a big game coming up Friday night.
"We've only lost one game to Highland Park and we really should have won that one. We're just putting the pieces of the puzzle together and people are stepping up," Woods said. "We play Lovejoy Friday and they're 7-0 so it should be a pretty good game."
In 2010 Woods earned district sophomore of the year honors, and as a junior in 2011 he recorded 144 tackles. He is ranked No. 97 in the current Rivals.com Texas Top 100 and No. 37 among outside linebackers.