Austin Woods is a four-star offensive line prospect from the state of Texas. Woods, 6-5 and 290 pounds, is the No. 4 rated center in the nation. This Rockwall Heath High School standout has narrowed down his school list to five schools.
"I have been trying to narrow things down and I now have five," Woods said. "You couldn't go wrong with any of the schools I was looking at. I mean there wasn't a bad school among the bunch. But now it's down to Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU and Texas Tech. That's in no particular order but alphabetical order."
Woods has a truck-full of scholarship offers and now there is a final five. So what standout with this group?
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"Baylor has nice facilities. They are new. They also have great coaches who have that program moving in right direction.
"Oklahoma has such great tradition. They play for championships and win the Big 12 a lot.
"Oklahoma State has been winning lately. They have great coaches and their facilities are unreal. That's a program that has reached a good level.
"TCU plays in the Mountain West Conference and they are one of those BCS busters. TCU has won a lot of games.
"Texas Tech has that high powered offense. That would be a lot of fun to play there,.
"They all have great coaches and players. It will be about where I fit in and feel the most comfortable. I hope to have a decision by the end of the summer."
Woods has had a busy summer. He recently camped at Oklahoma, Baylor, TCU and Oklahoma State. The rest of the summer he has been lifting weights and conditioning. Woods was previously a three-sport star but this past winter and spring he gave up basketball (center) and baseball (pitcher, first basemen) to concentrate on the weight room.
"This is the first time I have had a full-season in the weight room to work out. I love basketball and baseball but I figured this next year is just too important for me. This is my future. I have really seen a jump in my (strength) numbers."