October 10, 2010
Tide commit still high on UA
It's been a long time since the Alabama Crimson Tide have had to deal with a loss on the football field and while the team and the fans are dealing with disappointment, at least one 2011 prospect currently committed to the Tide said the loss doesn't change his view of the Crimson Tide as the nation's best overall program.
"It just wasn't Alabama's day," said Tide commit and LeFlore wide receiver Danny Woodson. "They obviously have the talent and I think they played hard but some days the other team just has your number. It really doesn't make a difference to me as far as recruiting goes. Nobody wins every game but they are still probably the best program in the country. I think they were just a couple of plays away from winning that game and I can definitely see myself being able to come in and contribute and maybe help make a few more plays."
Woodson, 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, has been a key playmaker for LeFlore all season despite facing suffocating coverage from opposing defenses all season long.
"My season is going pretty well so far. It could be better but I think I'm a better player now than I was a year ago. My speed has improved and I have become more of a leader to my teammates. I have also had to learn how to deal with double coverage and even triple coverage a lot of times and I think playing against that has kind of forced me to become a little more competitive on the field."
While Woodson's ultimate goal is to play receiver for the Crimson Tide, the senior four-star said he also has affinity for playing special teams and feels that could be the place where he can make the most immediate impact for the Tide.
"The thing I feel best about as far as being able to contribute early is my special teams play. I love playing special teams and I feel like it's something I'm built for. I've already returned a kickoff and a punt for touchdowns and I almost took another kickoff back last week. I also make a lot of plays for us on the other side too as far as return coverage. I'm willing to go out there and do what I have to do in those situations to make big plays happen."
Despite a number of other programs continuing to pursue Woodson, the Rivals250 member said he is confident in his commitment to Alabama.
"Florida State, Tennessee and Auburn are all still recruiting me pretty hard. I hear from them all pretty regularly and even though I have good relationships with their coaches, I have told them all I have made up my mind about Alabama. I'm looking forward to going up there this weekend for the Ole Miss game and finally getting to see the team play in person this season."
Woodson is rated the nation;s No. 22 wide receiver prospect and the No. 221 overall prospect in the nation by Rivals.com.
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