Local defensive back Josh Woods tweeted his commitment to the Maryland football team on Monday morning, capping off a strong weekend for the Terrapins that saw them attain bowl eligibility for the first time under Coach Randy Edsall.
Just committed to UMD #MarylandPride
— Josh Woods (@_numero1_) November 18, 2013
Woods visited College Park to tour the campus and Gossett Team House last Thursday, where he formally received a scholarship offer. Prior to that, the two-way player from McDonough (Md.) School had zero offers, only passing interest from Virginia, Temple and others, according to 247sports.com.
The 6-feet-3, 180-pound Woods is the teammate of current Maryland commit Jared Cohen, an offensive guard who became the first of the class of 2014 to pledge to the Terps.
This gives Maryland 13 players in its upcoming recruiting class, 14 if counting offensive lineman Derwin Gray, who is prepping at Fork Union Military Academy. Woods joins DE Jesse Aniebonam, wide receiver Juwann Winfree, quarterback Will Ulmer, Cohen, tackle Larry Mazyck, tackle Brendan Moore, defensive end Tyler Burke, tight end Andrew Gray, safety Jordan Noil, defenisve tackle David Shaw and defensive end Brett Kulka. Notice Woods is just the second defensive back among that group.
More on Woods’ commitment as it becomes available. His highlights can be viewed on Hudl here.