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Mason Woods is garnishing offers from multiple schools
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
Mason Woods, rising senior linebacker for Gar-Field High School, has made a name for himself among college recruiters. He has received 11 offers so far. These offers have come from a variety of schools, from different parts of the country. The offers include Liberty, Towson, The Citadel, Notre Dame College, St. Francis, Rhode Island, Fordham, Howard, Albany, and Gardner-Webb.
Mason has been playing since he was four years old. He talks about learning and observing the game from afar, trying to pick up as much as possible. As a linebacker, he is the quarterback of the defense. He takes pride in knowing what to do at all times. “I think one of my biggest strengths is my ability to read and predict plays,” Mason explains. He also describes his weaknesses.
He thinks he sometimes has a tendency to try to attack the play too hard. This leaves him vulnerable to getting burned by some opponents. Mason tries, though, to limit his mistakes.
Considering his accolades, he doesn’t make many mistakes on the field. As a three time All-District, two time All-Region, and All-State selection, he has received praise from his opponents who respect his skill and passion for the game.
— Mason Woods (@masonwoods03) May 29, 2020
He really looks up to his coaches, his linebacker coach in particular. “My coaches all used to play, and I look up to them so much,” Mason says. He wants to be the best man and player he can be, which can be challenging at times, he admits. The hours he has put in seem to be paying off. He wants to show all the recruiters just how good he is, and that is his mission.
When asked how it feels to have these coaches interested, he was ecstatic when explaining what all this means to him. “It feels good to have these coaches interested because I have always put the work in since I was 4 and it’s all paying off,” he says.
He also talks about wanting to become the best player he can. He is working his tail off to reach that goal. He knows that whichever school he chooses, he will succeed there. He has a superior amount of confidence to go along with his talent level. That is a dangerous combination for a young linebacker, making him a player to watch in the future.
– Marc Goldstein