July 7, 2010

Woodson putting in the work

LeFlore wide receiver Danny Woodson was among the top performers at the recent 7-on-7 competition over the weekend in Tuscaloosa and the Crimson Tide commit continues to impress coaches from around the nation with his speed, strength and dominating performances.

"It went pretty well. Our team had a mix of guys from Pensacola, South Carolina and Mobile," Woodson said. "It took us a little while to all get on the same page but then we started clicking and played really well for the rest of the tournament."

Woodson, the nation's No. 7 wide receiver prospect according to Rivals.com, has continued to receive heavy amounts of recruiting attention from other schools since committing to the Tide back in March but the Rivals100 star said when it comes to recruiting, the race is over.

"I talk to Coach (Jeremy) Pruitt pretty regularly and we have a really good relationship at this point. I am definitely still committed to Alabama and even though I'm hearing a lot from other schools, I'm not really interested in looking around anymore."

"I'm still getting a lot of letters from Ole Miss, Kentucky, Notre Dame and Auburn. Right now, I'm not planning on taking any other official visits in the fall except to Alabama but even if I do it will just be for fun."

With recruiting behind him, Woodson, currently standing at 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, has spent the summer focusing on improving his physical conditioning and losing weight to improve his already impressive speed.

"I've been working on conditioning all summer long. I've been building up my leg strength as well as working on long-distance running to help my endurance. I've lost about ten pounds already and I think by the middle of the season I can be down to around 190. I can already tell that it has really improved my speed and my quickness on releases."

In addition to working on his strength and conditioning, Woodson will also spend the remainder of his summer trying to get some of his academic considerations taken care of.

"I will be going to Alabama's next camp in a couple of weeks and the rest of the summer I'll be working out and studying for my ACT. I'm not sure when I'm taking it yet but it will be before the end of the summer."

Woodson is rated the No. 96 overall prospect in the nation. He boasts a 4.5 forty time and 35-inch vertical.

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