An impressive 22-17 victory over No. 17 Louisville on Sunday helped lead to a
big commitment for Kentucky.
Article Continues Below
Andre Woodson, gave his
verbal commitment to the Wildcats after watching them from the stands at Papa
John's Stadium, ironically as a guest of the Louisville Cardinals..
"I was very impressed with how the coaches interacted with the players," Woodson
said. "It all just gave me a really good vibe that UK is the place for me...
UK's been there so long."
Woodson noted that he had narrowed his decision down to UK
and UofL, but the Cardinal coaching staff had mentioned the possibility of
moving to a different position. He also had offers from Penn State and West
Virginia, and received calls on the holiday weekend from Purdue, Clemson,
Colorado and Tennessee.
Woodson (6-5, 225, 4.65) is rated among Rivals.com's top
and is a member of the Kentucky Top 15
team. He participated in the Elite 11 quarterbacks camp earlier this summer in
As a junior, he passed for 1,416 yards and 17 touchdowns with only seven
interceptions at North Hardin.
Woodson is the Cats' fourth verbal commitment for 2003,
although they have five "grayshirts" from 2002 who will also count toward that
The other current high school seniors are safety Dallas Greer of Bell County
(Ky.) offensive lineman
Ryan Noblet of Indianapolis, and linebacker Joe Schuler of Evansville, Ind.