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Two-way standout will take time

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There is a very good argument that Robert Woods (6-1, 185, 4.43) from Gardena (Calif.) Serra will be the most sought after player in the Golden State this season. He certainly is one of the nation's most electrifying players. He already has offers nine offers on the table and a pending offer from one of the nation's most prestigious football programs.
Woods has offers from UCLA, USC, Washington, Washington State, Stanford, Oregon, Cal, Arizona State, and Colorado. He has an offer pending from Notre Dame.
College such as Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Michigan are just a sampling of schools that are interested in the talented two-way standout for Serra.
As a junior, Woods was simply outstanding on both sides of the ball. His stats are good enough for some high school careers, but the following statistics are only for his junior season.
As a defensive back, Woods accounted for 87 tackles, seven interceptions and one fumble recovery.
On the offensive side of the ball, Woods was virtually unstoppable catching 81 passes for 1,378 yards and 19 touchdowns while averaging 17.0 yards per catch.
Woods saw his performance saw him earn CIF Defensive Player of the Year, Area Player of the Year, Area Defensive Player of the Year, League MVP and all-state.
A hard worker, Woods has a bench press of 260 pounds and power cleans 240. He also has recorded a 34-inch vertical.
At the present time, Woods probably won't be attending that many camps this spring and summer, but one possibility would be the USC Rising Stars Camp.
Woods is keeping in shape by participating in track. He will run 400, the anchor in the 4x100 and the anchor in the 4x400.
What is Woods looking for in a school?
"My thing about a school is that the team be like brothers," Woods said. "That's what we have at Serra."
"I'm not sure if I will stay close to home or travel away for school," Woods said. "I just want to make sure that the school has a good college atmosphere. I don't want to be in a small town where the college is the only activity."
"Most importantly are academics and school will come first," Woods said. "You never know if you will get hurt or not."
"I don't really have a favorite school right now," Woods said. "All of the schools that have offered are all pretty much at the top."
"I'm going to save my announcement for either the US Army or the Under Armor All-Star games," Woods said. "I might even save it until signing day."
At this time is appears that Woods is going to go deep into the recruiting process and will more than likely take all five of his allotted visits.
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