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Another domino has fallen in the Houston-area.
This time around, the Longhorns picked up a commitment from four-star Houston Lamar wide receiver Al’vonte Woodard.
“Texas is a great school,” Woodard said. “I really like what the new staff is doing with the program. I talked to a lot of the players about this staff versus the old staff, and they really like this new staff.”
Woodard picked Texas over finalists LSU, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M. However, Texas was considered the heavy favorite for the majority of his recruiting process.
Woodard made a number of unofficial visits this offseason and built a great relationship with head coach Tom Herman and wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer. Overall, the staff did a tremendous job recruiting him.
But something that really caught Woodard’s attention was the shift in UT’s offensive philosophy under Herman.
“Last year, they ran and pounded the ball,” Woodard said. “But as you saw this spring, they really aired it out. They threw the ball pretty much the whole spring game. They like me at outside receiver, and I think I can be a great fit.”
Woodard is arguably the best deep ball wide receiver in the state this cycle. He has a great combination of size and speed and brings back memories of 2016 Texas signee Damion Miller.
However, Woodard isn’t just one-dimensional. He has spent the entire offseason working on his craft and is quickly developing into a complete wide receiver that could compete for early playing time in Austin.
Woodard is set to make an unofficial visit to Texas on July 21 for the ‘Stars at Night’ recruiting event and is sure to help the Longhorns recruit.
At 6-foot-1, 193 pounds, Woodard is ranked as the No. 14 wide receiver and No. 77 overall recruit in the country, according to 247Sports Composite.
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