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Four-Star Lineman Setting Visits

Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson offensive tackle Donnie Woods has more than 20 offers so far with more coming in weekly. His leader list is a who's who of big-time football programs.
"I'm looking the most at Oklahoma, Florida State, Tennessee, LSU, North Carolina and South Carolina," said the massive 6-foot-4, 290-pounder who had 32 pancake blocks as a junior. "I want to go to a school that can win a national championship and that can get me to the next level. The NFL is my ultimate goal."
Woods' head coach, former NFL offensive lineman Mike Simmons, is a big reason why the talented tackle feels he could be NFL material.
"Coach Simmons is a really straight-forward person and he's been there," he said. "He's helped me develop so much and he thinks I can get there if I keep working hard."
Woods already has two official visits set up and needs to decide by December.
"I'm going to graduate in December and enroll at my college early to get a head start," he said. "I'm going to visit Oklahoma for their home game against Colorado (Nov. 1) and I'm going to visit North Carolina when they play NC State (Oct. 11). I'm also thinking about going to the FSU-Florida game. I want to see some of these schools when they play in big games."
Beyond official visits to Oklahoma, North Carolina and Florida State, Woods is also considering trips to LSU, Tennessee and South Carolina.
"I'd like to see all of them," he said. "They all have great fan support and they all play in big games. Right now I'm really interested in playing in the SEC so I'd like to see all three."
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