Sunday, January 27, 2013
LB Woods on UNT visit, Texas Tech
By Damon Sayles
Four-star inside linebacker Kahlee Woods (Sherman, Texas/Sherman) had heard about the family environment North Texas liked to advertise to visiting recruits. After Sunday, Woods fully understood.
Woods enjoyed his trip to North Texas so much that he gave the visit an emphatic “10” overall. His player host was redshirt freshman defensive back Zac Whitfield, a former teammate at Sherman.
“It was good. I had a good time,” Woods said. “You shouldn’t look over [North Texas]. I didn’t realize it was the third-biggest school in Texas. I met a lot of people, and I believe in the Mean Green family. It was a real nice place to see.”
Recruited by defensive coordinator John Skladany, Woods said he asked Whitfield questions about the school and program the minute he arrived on campus. Whitfield stressed the family environment and also talked about the future of Mean Green football being bright.
“When I first got there, I asked [Whitfield] what made him go here,” Woods said. “He talked about how it’s always been a family. The coaches ask about his parents more than they talk about him. I thought that was pretty impressive. They really do believe in a close-knit family.”
Woods has visited North Texas, New Mexico (Dec. 18) and Colorado State (Jan. 18). Up next for Woods is a stop in Lubbock, Texas, as he will visit Texas Tech on Friday. Woods doesn’t have an offer with the Red Raiders, but that could change during or after the visit.
“I want to see what it’s about,” Woods said of Texas Tech. “They haven’t offered me, but maybe I’ll have an offer when I get there. Any opportunity is great, and it’s just great to have offers, but I’m looking forward to getting to the spot.”
A 6-foot, 232-pound inside linebacker, Woods is ranked No. 21 among all inside linebackers nationally for the 2013 class. He also is ranked No. 61 among players in Texas.