Jay Woods, one of the top defensive linemen in Georgia, took an unofficial visit to Clemson last week and came away very impressed.
“I really enjoyed it. When I first got there coach was standing there and waiting for me. He met my parents and my friend and then we went on a tour. My visit went well. I loved it,” said Woods.
Jay got to learn a lot more about the academics at Clemson.
“I had seen the facility like the WestZone before but this time I really wanted to see the academic side. They took us by the dorms and the classrooms and then we went to Vickery Hall. I loved it there. All the tutors take individual time with each of the athletes,” said Woods.
“Then we met up with coach Brooks and he took me around. We went to the WestZone. Everything was great. He told us about the new indoor facility and showed us where it will be,” said Woods.
Coach Brooks talked about how the Tigers could use Jay at defensive tackle.
“He told me where I would fit at Clemson. He said he would like to use me in the three technique, maybe at nose guard. He told me they are slim on defensive tackles because they lost some to the NFL,” said Woods.
Jay’s mom liked what she saw at Vickery Hall.
“She loved it. She wanted to see the academics. You know mom being mom. She did and said she loved it,” said Woods.
Did the visit to Clemson help the Tiger’s chances of landing the prize recruit?
“Yes sir. I loved everything. The campus and the facilities are great,” said Woods.
A few SEC visits are on tap for later this summer.
“I am going to Vanderbilt on July 8. I am going to South Carolina, but I am not sure of the date,” said Woods.
“By the end of the summer I am going to narrow it down to a top five,” said Woods.