Danny Woodson Jr Cleared To Play Immediately For Jags

August 16, 2013 · By · Filed Under Football, News 
Danny Woodson Jr. catching a pass in practice in preparation for the Crimson Tide's National Championship game. Photo credit: C. W. Griffin | Miami Herald

Danny Woodson Jr. catching a pass in practice in preparation for the Crimson Tide’s National Championship game. Photo credit: C. W. Griffin | Miami Herald

The University of South Alabama received some huge news on Friday afternoon. The NCAA approved a waiver filed by the University on behalf of Danny Woodson Jr. which will make the wide receiver eligible to play immediately for the Jaguars.

Woodson is a 6’1″, 201-pound native of Mobile. He spent the last two seasons at the University of Alabama and appeared in six games for the Crimson Tide during last year’s national championship run. He will have three years of eligibility remaining at South Alabama. He enrolled at the University over the summer.

Woodson graduated from LeFlore High School and was a four-star recruit according to ESPN.com recruiting services. Three other national recruiting services had him listed among the top 30 in the nation. As a senior at LeFlore, he caught 78 passes for 1,360 yards with 25 touchdowns as the Rattlers advanced to the quarterfinals of the state 5A playoffs.

During his senior season Woodson earned a first-team all-state honors from the Alabama State Writers Association.

He has eligible to practice with the team while his waiver was being considered but now he will be able to continue practicing with the team through the rest of camp and preparation for the season including the Jaguars second preseason scrimmage set for Saturday beginning at 9am at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Head Coach Joey Jones was thrilled to get the news today and was quoted saying “He’s a great football player and a great young man… Danny can make a big difference in our offensive production.” Woodson will make a huge difference in Coach Matthews’ spread offense, hopefully giving them the spark that Gabe Loper gave the team last season when he converted from cornerback to receiver in the middle of the season. Loper gave the Jags another option deep. Woodson has shown that he has what it takes to play big time college football with the two-time defending national champions and may have an opportunity to showcase his talents while helping his teammates to also show their talents as well.

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