Lackawanna Community College (PA) three-star cornerback Alex Woods committed to the University of Maryland Sunday afternoon, he announced on his Twitter account.
— A.Woods (@_AlexWoods28) December 4, 2016
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound cornerback played two years of junior college football at Lackawanna before electing to transfer to a higher level. Woods initially committed to West Virginia University before reopening his recruitment on Nov. 3. He was on his official visit to Maryland when he announced his commitment.
Woods also held offers from North Carolina State and East Carolina. He is Maryland’s 21st commit in the Class of ’17, which remains the 17th best class in the nation, according to the 247sports team rankings.
Woods is the 78th ranked junior college prospect in the nation and the No. 12 junior college player at his position. He joins Deon Jones, Fofie Bazzie, and Kenneth Bennett as defensive back commits in the Terps’ Class of 2017. Dazz Newsome is listed as an athlete who also projects to play defensive back in college.
With Will Likely III, Denzel Conyers, Alvin Hill and Jarrett Ross all graduating from the defensive backfield, and D.J. Durkin’s philosophy that the best players will play, regardless of age, Woods will have a chance to come in and prove himself right away. If he performs well over the summer, he may see the field right away come fall.
Edited by Max Marcilla