Ranked among Nation's Top 300 Players - ESPN.com No. 17 Overall Player in Alabama - 247Sports.com
Selected Vanderbilt overAuburn, Mississippi State, Arkansas, Southern California, Purdue and Southern Miss among others
[Photo Credit: Al.com/Birmingham News]
HIGH SCHOOL Senior captain for one of north Alabama's top 6A programs... Started for three seasons at WR for Cougars... As senior, posted 51 receptions for 733 yards and nine TDs, helping north Birmingham squad to 12-2 season and 5A state semifinals... Named to Birmingham News' All-Metro team as senior... 6A All-State WR as a junior after posting 36 catches, good for 460 yards and 10 TDs... Became a starter as sophomore, hauling in 30 catches for nearly 400 yards and six TDs... Sprints on track squad.
PERSONAL DeAndre Deon Woods... "Dre"... Son of Sonya Woods... Born Feb. 10, 1995 in Birmingham... Has two younger sisters, Jonae and Amiya... Mentors athletes at Clay-Chalkville Junior High... School's nominee for prestigious Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete Achievement Award.
CLAY-CHALKVILLE PREP HEAD COACH JERRY HOOD "DeAndre had a unique ability to change the game with his size and he became so much better this season making plays with the football after the catch.
"He's a big, physical receiver that causes mismatches with cornerbacks. He has excellent hands and the range to go get the ball. At the same time, he's not going to shy away from blocking. DeAndre really does a lot of things that help a football team win games.
"I think he will be a great addition to Vanderbilt's team, no question. He's also a fantastic human being, a guy that Vanderbilt fans will really enjoy."