Some times it takes a while for a player's academic situation to sort itself out, but when in does a player can go from a sleeper to a monster recruit almost overnight. That's the situation with Flint (Mich.) Southwestern Academy defensive end Quintin Woods.
Once word got back that Woods, who is 6-foot-6 and 218 pounds, had gotten his qualifying test score, he picked up offers almost immediately from Indiana, Iowa and Michigan State and now the other big-time in-state program, Michigan, is also moving in.
"I've heard from Michigan, Iowa, MAC schools, Missouri, Indiana and that's mostly it," Woods said.
"Iowa has just offered, and I just talked to Michigan Friday. They said I have a scholarship, but they want me to go to the campus so the head coach can tell me in person. So I guess it's not official until I talk to the coaches in person."
Woods will take official visits in January to Iowa on January 13 and then to Michigan on January 20.
"Those are my top two teams right now," Woods said. "Iowa is a Big 10 school. I haven't been down there, but they have a pretty good program and they are high on education. I think I'd fit in the Iowa Hawkeye program well."
What about the Wolverines?
"Michigan is in-state and they have great tradition," Woods said.
"I grew up a Michigan fan so it would be tough to turn down an offer from them. I have to go down there for a visit to see it first-hand, but I feel I could go in there and play my first year."
Woods has not been evaluated by Rivals.com and is currently unranked. In his senior season, Woods racked up 82 solo tackles, 32 assists, 18 tackles for loss, eight sacks, five pass break ups and four forced fumbles.