OSU 2013 Class: Eli Woodard


Alex Gleitman, the recruiting guru for the Eleven Warriors site, said it best when he commented that Woodard is the best kid he ever covered.  Keep in mind that Gleitman follows almost every recruit on OSU’s radar, and many that never even get an offer from the Buckeyes, and yet Woodard stands out as the best.  Don’t take that to mean that this young man is far and away the most talented that the 11W blogger has ever seen, but that he is truly an intelligent, well-spoken, and friendly individual, and one that we hope that all future Buckeyes can look up to and respect.

Now, with that said, this kid can play!  He is listed by Rivals as the #4 CB in the nation for this recruiting class, and for those keeping track, that gives Ohio State 2 of the top 4 in the country, with Woodard and Burrows.  Without even setting foot on campus, many are calling the future OSU secondary a “no fly zone” knowing that these top athletes will be shutting down the opposing wide receivers.  I would be surprised if Woodard is not a special teams stand out, at the very least, in his first season with OSU, as he blocked 5 kicks in his junior season alone.  On the other hand, with the departure of Travis Howard before Woodard is officially a Buckeye, there will be at least one CB spot open for competition in his freshman year.   

Click the Continue Reading button for Woodard’s stats and junior season highlight video…

A young Eli Woodard with Jim Tressel at a youth camp

Height: 6’1”

Weight: 185 lbs

Hometown/School: Voorhees, NJ/Eastern Regional High School

Position: Cornerback

Welcome to Ohio State, Mr. Woodard.


Tags: Eli Woodard Jim Tressel OSU Recruiting Urban Meyer