JAY WOODS DT 6'2 280 Rivals★★★ESPN★★★★247★★★Scout★★★★
Ranked among Nation's Top 300 Players - ESPN.com No. 20 Overall Player in Georgia - ESPN.com
Selected Vanderbilt overGeorgia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Missouri, USC, California, West Virginia, Virginia, Nebraska, Clemson, Michigan State and Louisville among others
[Photo Credit: Jackson (Ga.) Progress-Argus]
HIGH SCHOOL Multi-year captain for school located between Atlanta and Macon... Earned four varsity letters... As senior DT, named First Time AAA All-State and All-Region after contributing 117 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, six sacks and three forced fumbles... Red Devils advanced to AAA state playoffs during senior campaign... Participated in postseason Offense-Defense All-American Game... Named All-Region after posting 99 tackles and seven sacks as junior...Also earned varsity letters as thrower in track & field.
PERSONAL Jachovia LaTrez Woods... "Beast"... Son of Vickie Williams and Arthur Woods... Born Sept. 27, 1994... Has an older sister, Arkeriya... Active in leadership and community service programs at school... Involved in church activities in hometown... Named school's homecoming king.
JACKSON DEFENSIVE LINE COACH DARY MYRICK "If you had a checklist of everything you wanted in a great football player and person, Jay gets a check in every single box. He's that kid.
"He is a great competitor on the field. I hope this doesn't come out wrong, but when Jay crosses those lines, he's as vicious as they come. He just plays at a different level.
"I love the kid and what he stands for, and I appreciate his work ethic, his drive, and what he means to our ball club and the entire school. You ask the young kids to model themselves after Jay Woods."