In some breaking recruiting news, Danny Woodson Jr. has committed to Alabama. Woodson is a 6'2, 200 pound wide receiver prospect out of Le Flore High School in Mobile, Alabama, and he committed to the Tide over offers from other from several other schools, including Auburn.
Speaking of Auburn, the Tigers offered Woodson before Alabama did, and in fact Woodson named Auburn his leader even as of last week. Nevertheless, though, Woodson took a visit to Alabama this weekend and committed to Nick Saban and company after we extended an offer and made him a recruiting priority.
And if the name Danny Woodson rings a bell to you, it should. Danny Woodson Jr. is the son of Danny Woodson, the highly-touted quarterback who signed with Alabama in the late 1980's, and who was the quarterback at the Capstone before Jay Barker took over in 1991. Woodson was a very talented player back then that was held back by off-field issues and a poor scheme fit, but no one ever doubted his raw ability, and largely the same thing goes with his son. Football runs in the blood of the Woodson family, as Woodson's uncle, Lamarr Woodson, was a tight end at Auburn, and while some thought that may help steer Woodson Jr. to the Plains, obviously that has not turned out to be the case.
Woodson Jr. became a big name on the recruiting trails last year after having a stellar junior campaign at Le Flore, where he racked up 57 receptions for 1,463 yards and 25 touchdowns.
With the addition of Woodson Jr. to the recruiting mix, I would imagine that Alabama is probably about done at wide receiver. While the Tide may sign one more receiver in the 2010 class, it looks to be a small class overall and given how much we've racked up on receivers the past couple of years, I really do not see us having room for more than one more receiver. Furthermore, with us already having two highly-touted wide receivers on board in Shinn and Woodson Jr., that further alleviates the need for more wide receivers.
Woodson Jr. becomes the fifth commitment of the 2011 recruiting class.