Jayden Woods is enjoying a breakout sophomore season at Shawnee (KS) Mill Valley High. It’s paying off on the recruiting trail for the defensive end.
Kansas, Iowa State, Kansas State and Baylor offered him scholarships before he visited Iowa this weekend. The Hawkeyes jumped in with an opportunity during the stop.
“It was exciting to get the offer because Iowa is an amazing school with a great football program and coaches,” he told HF.
Woods (6-3, 220) watched the Hawkeyes roll over Northwestern, 33-13, in Saturday’s Homecoming contest at Kinnick Stadium. Experiencing the environment impressed him the most out of all aspects of his visit.
“The atmosphere was great,” he said.
The Iowa coaches let Woods know that they see him fitting in well on their potent defense.
“They told me they like the way I play football,” he said.
Woods sees Iowa as a fit for him.
“I feel like I’m physical and coachable,” he said.
As a sophomore, Woods has been credited with 34 tackles (11.0 solo, 7.0 for loss), 4.5 sacks, 8.0 quarterback hurries, two passes defended and two forced fumbles.