“He’s a freak,” Lyman coach Dennis Thomas said. “This is his real first year playing football in high school.”
Woods had been a basketball player and track performer before doing the football team late in his junior year.
In his first full season, the defensive end led Lyman with 11.5 sacks and 62 tackles in 11 games.
Though new to football, Woods doesn’t take plays off and never feels like he’s out of a play. Thomas raved about Woods’ motor.
“That’s what’s probably the mot unique about him,” Thomas said.
At 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds, Woods still has a bit of a basketball frame. Thomas, however, is confident that Woods can quickly add muscle with proper strength and conditioning.
Woods ran the 400 yard dash and even high jumped in high school.
“He’s raw, but he has amazing ability,” Thomas said.
Two weekends ago Woods visited Southern Miss.
He committed to FAU during an official visit last weekend, Thomas said.
“I wasn’t super surprised,” Thomas said. “FAU has kind of been talking to him for a long time.”
Woods becomes the 13th member of FAU’s 2018 football recruiting class.