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Tough Injury For Top OL

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Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson offensive guard Donnie Woods was supposed to go to Tennessee this weekend for an official visit, but once again he was forced to postpone.
"I tore my ACL last Wednesday so it's been really hard to get around so I cancelled the trip," said the 6-foot-4, 290-pounder who was also forced to cancel a previous trip to Tennessee and another official with South Carolina due to poor weather. "I have surgery this Wednesday and then once I can get around a little better I'll set some more visits."
Does that mean his scheduled trip to Oklahoma for Nov. 1 is off as well?
"Yeah," he said. "I know I'll visit OU for sure but I just don't know when. I'm still hoping to enroll somewhere in January, but now I'll probably take all four of my remaining visits."
Woods has already visited North Carolina on an official visit and will visit Oklahoma as mentioned. The other schools he's considering are South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida State, Michigan State and South Florida.
"I would say that North Carolina and Oklahoma are my leaders," he said. "I'll decide on the other teams as far as visits soon. There were a few schools that suddenly said that they couldn't get me in for January and I'm no longer considering those teams. All of the teams I've mentioned have told me I can still enroll early."
Woods will probably still be re-habbing in the Spring at whatever school he chooses.
"My foot got stuck in the ground and I went to take another step back and my knee twisted but my foot stayed right there," he said. "I'm not going to name any names but a few schools said that they might not be able to take me in the Spring. When I told them that I wouldn't come to their school unless I can at least watch Spring ball and rehab, they were like 'well, we can probably get you in'. That was pretty much the end of that discussion."
Woods is the No. 4 offensive guard in the country.
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