Houston Independent School District (HISD) has been Lamar High School quarterback Demetrius Woods' playground.
Woods (6-1, 180-pounds) has been setting off the inner city Houston's Friday night lights with legendary performances.
With deft rushing moves and an accurate arm, Woods led Lamar to back-to-back district championships. With four games left, however, the high school career came to a close with an ACL injury.
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"I think the injury is making me work harder," Woods said. "My legs were always skinny, so I'm bulking up right now. I'm going to start running next week."
Happy to hear the rehab is going well are University of Houston coaches, who received a verbal commitment from Woods Monday.
"I've committed to Houston," he said. "I really liked the atmosphere of the Conference USA championship game and my dad will be able to see my games now.
"They have me down as an athlete, so I think they will play me at wide-out. They may give me a shot at quarterback."