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Woodard adds a Big Ten offer

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Three-star wide receiver O.J. Woodard added an offer from the Big Ten last week. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder out of Pompton Lakes, N.J. is excited about the offer, but is no closer to a decision.
"I got a scholarship from Minnesota," he said. "I called the coaches last week and they told me they were giving me an offer. I'm happy about getting it. Now I have to sit down with my coach and start narrowing down my colleges."
Currently Woodard holds offers from about a half dozen other schools including Cincinnati, Purdue, Syracuse, Temple and Central Michigan. What is he looking for out of a college?
"I want somewhere that can make me a better player. There is no point in going to a school if you don't learn anything," he said. "I also am looking for a school that'll let me participate in football and track. All of the schools talking to me have been very open about it, but have said it'll be difficult in the spring with football practice."
Though he has offers from a bunch of schools, the No. 13 player in the Garden State is receiving interest from a couple other programs.
"Connecticut and Rutgers still stay in touch," he said. "I think UConn is close to offering me. As for Rutgers, they have just been sending me letters and given me no hints about a possible offer."
According to Woodard's plans, he has plenty of time to make a decision.
"I'm going to hold off for a while because I want to wait and take all five of my official visits," he said. "I've got to look at all of these schools to make sure I'm not overlooking anything."
The No. 62 wide receiver in the country is having an impressive preseason.
"I participated in my first scrimmage last week and did well," he said. "I had two touchdowns receiving and added a 35-yard running play. I was very happy with myself because I can tell I've gotten a lot faster and my cutting is better."
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