(WHARTON, N.J.) November 10, 2011 – Derrick Woods of Inglewood High School, Inglewood, CA, has been selected to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 7, 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will be presented by American Family Insurance. The game will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Derrick is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Inglewood High School,” said John Myers, Director of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Army Accessions Command. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Derrick possesses similar mental, emotional and physical strengths to Army Strong Soldiers. We are proud to honor all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and congratulate each of them on their selection.”
The 5-foot-11, 180-pounder bolsters an impressive roster for the U.S. Army All-American contest. He is currently rated as the #21 safety in the country by Scout.com, making him a four-star prospect.
Woods is considering offers from schools like Oklahoma, USC, Alabama and UCLA.
Scout Eval: "Woods plays on both sides of the ball, and while he'd prefer receiver, we think he'll end up a safety in college. He's got a good build for a strong safety and is a very good tackler with good field awareness. Needs to work on his change of direction and hip flexibility. Has very good ball skills." - Brandon Huffman, National Recruiting Analyst
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(From left to right) Sergeant 1st Class Eric T. Loyd, Derrick Woods