Woodley a dominating force at LB
Updated: September 30, 2002, 5:44 PM ETBy by Tom Lemming, ESPN.com football recruiting analyst | ESPN.com football recruiting analyst
Without a doubt, the No. 1 prospect in the state of Michigan is my No. 25 prospect nationally, LB LaMarr Woodley (6-2, 250, 4.7) of Saginaw. I have him ranked as one of the top three LBs in the country. What I saw on film was an exceptionally quick and strong LB with tremendous balance. He plays OLB right now but could wind up at either DE or ILB in college. As a junior he totaled 112 tackles, 12 sacks, 15 tackles for loss, three caused fumbles and eight batted-down passes. He's a dominating defender with exceptional quickness to the ball, a sure tackler who is rarely off his feet. He also shows tremendous body control and balance, which makes it difficult for blockers to get a piece of him. In basketball he averages 12 points and 12 rebounds a game as a power forward. He finished fifth in the state in the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 4 inches.