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When taking an early look at the top defensive back prospects in America for the class of 2013, Voorhees (NJ) Eastern cornerback Eli Woodard is one to consider. Woodard, 6-foot-1, 170-pounds, stood out last season as a junior, and his skill set has him ranked as a four-star prospect at this early stage. "I think I did well as a junior, and it seemed like teams stayed away from my side of the football," Woodard stated. "I would have to say that I did my job, and did what my coaches expected me to do. I feel like I am a well-rounded player, and I want to do well in every facet of the game." "My strength at cornerback would be my ability to play press coverage on wide receivers," he added. "I can run with any receiver I go up against, and my speed is a huge asset. I'm working on my off-coverage, and my footwork, to be even better next season. Really, I'm working on everything, to be honest, and I want to improve every part of my game." Woodard not only carries a high ranking on Scout.com, but he has put together an offer list that matches the hype. He currently holds offers from Alabama, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers and Wisconsin. "I've received a lot of recruiting interest so far, and I would say I have three I am really high on right now," he explained. "I'm talking the most with Notre Dame, Rutgers and Ohio State at this time, and I've visited all three schools. Notre Dame was great, and it was such a great place to visit. They have one of the nicest schools I've seen, and I like the coaching staff. Rutgers is close to home, and a program I'm very familiar with. I like their coaching staff a lot as well." "Ohio State is a school I like a lot, because the coaching staff is a group of people that can help me a lot," he admitted. "They have a great football tradition, and I've enjoyed being at their camps. I have spoken with Coach (Urban) Meyer, and we got along really well. He was intense, but also a very funny guy too. Coach (Taver) Johnson is recruiting me and we get along great. I'm glad he's going to be staying with the new staff at Ohio State, and I was happy to hear the new staff was still offering me. It was great to hear that from Coach Meyer." Even though he doesn't have any visits planned in the next few months, Woodard will be going to the United States Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio next week. Although he will not be able to participate in the Junior Combine because of an injury, Woodard wanted to meet the game organizers, as he is under consideration to be invited to play in the 2013 game. "The only thing I have planned is going to the Army All-American game," he admitted. "I won't be working out at the combine because I have a slight injury, but I'm looking forward to seeing everything. I'm not sure when I'm going to make my commitment, but I'm pretty sure I will make my announcement before my senior season."
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