To highlight their 2013 recruiting class, the Ohio State Buckeyes landed four-star and third-ranked cornerback, Eli Woodard from Voorhees, NJ.
Let’s just hope he’s as deadly as Jason.
Coming in at 6’1″, 180 pounds, Woodard made 32 tackles his sophomore season and recorded two interceptions, but he’s easily still physically developing and could turn into one of, if not the best corner in his class.
With starting CB, Travis Howard, gone for the NFL after this season, Woodard could possibly find himself earning some early minutes with the Buckeye defense. ESPN’s BuckeyeNation reported:
He plays the game fast, with an edge and makes tempo changing plays despite no being thrown at a lot. Tall, muscular with some length to continue filling out. Plays bigger and is a quick-twitched, explosive athlete. While physically impressive he possesses good instincts and anticipation skills as well.
Though defense isn’t one of Ohio State’s areas for concern, landing a stud like Eli Woodard who can come in and possibly contribute immediately is a blessing. There’s a possibility he’ll be red-shirted, but being paired up with Cam Burrows, Woodard will be part of an extremely solid OSU secondary for the next (hopefully) four years.
If the two of them live up to their sky-high potential, quarterbacks will have nightmares throwing against the Buckeye defense.