Woods catches on to All-American Bowl

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Bailey Woods
East Team (roster)
Tight end
Marietta (Ga.)
Woods in actionClick 6-4, 222, 4.6Here to view this Link. Rankings tight ends: No. 5 Georgia top 50: No. 16
Kids get excited about playing in all-star games for a number of reasons, but Marietta (Ga.) Walton four-star tight end Bailey Woods has a different motivation for being pumped about playing in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
"I'm excited because I'm hoping we're going to pass the ball more than we do at my high school," Walton said. A 6-foot-5, 222-pound tight end, Walton will represent the East squad in the Jan. 4 all-star game in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. "We're lucky to throw the ball just a few times a game, and in All-America games, I know they like to spread it out quite a bit."
Woods, an early Auburn commitment, is ranked as the No. 5 tight end in the nation and the No. 16 player in the state of Georgia. To further emphasize his point, he only had three receptions as a junior and made a living as a dominating blocker. Regardless, he's ecstatic to be part of the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
"I'm excited because it's a new thing," Woods said. "I was really thinking only about getting an invite to play in the North-South Georgia all-star game, but this is great. It was a really nice surprise, and I'm ready to go play a big game on national television."
Woods hopes to show everybody watching the game on ESPNU that he has the goods to be a major college tight end.
"I think they're going to see how aggressive of a blocker I am," Woods said. "I know I can do a lot of good things with the football when given the opportunity, and I hope that I'll get to show everybody that I'm a very good tight end."
Woods is excited about continuing his football career at Auburn.
"It was just home to me," Woods said. "I was looking at a bunch of schools, but nobody compared to Auburn. The program is great. A lot of schools that I looked at were impressive, but Auburn was the most impressive with the academics. The facilities are great, and so is the coaching staff. I'm pumped to be heading there."
Others announced:
Michael Keck | Chris Ibzicki