Sunday, October 23, 2016

Charleston, W.Va–   The Mountaineer football program continues to tap into the talent provided by Lackawanna Community College with a recent commitment from cornerback Alex Woods for the 2017 class.

Woods is a Durham, North Carolina native who strongly considered East Carolina University until he took his unofficial visit to Morgantown this past weekend. I asked him what exactly made him commit after his visit to Morgantown.

“When it was time to go,” he said, “pack up and leave to go back to Durham, I actually felt like I didn’t want to, it felt like home.”

The 6’2 180 pound corner brings the experience and depth needed for a defense that lacks those qualities with the corner back position. There are certainly some adjustments from the JUCO level to playing in the Big 12. Woods explained the main difference between the two levels and what will be the biggest adjustments playing in a pass happy conference like the Big 12.

“Coming out of JUCO, it is more of raw talent and football IQ. Coming into the Big 12, will be a big experience because now you have to have more technique, you actually have to play,” Woods said.

Although the dynamic corner back  has an official visit to ECU in September, the WVU coaches have done a tremendous job of developing a great relationship with Woods, especially corner backs Coach Blue Adams, letting Woods know that quality corners like Woods are a must for the WVU defense.

“Coach Adams, he pretty much laid it all out, he told me they wanted more corners, they wanted more DB’s. Make the defense a better side of the ball,” Woods said.

Alex Woods would be a wonderful addition to the 2017 WVU defense, Woods was named to the 2nd team All-NEFC last season behind first team Kyzir White. Raw talent is one thing, but the experience Woods brings is a must for the WVU defense. Woods plans to enroll in December and has one more year at Lackawanna College.

Let’s cross our fingers Mountaineer fans and hope this kid is running out onto the field in the Fall of the 2017 season. You can listen to the entire interview below and The Brandon Lowe Show is live every weekday evening at 5 on AM 950 WBES Charleston.



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