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2013 Sherman linebacker Kahlee Woods committed to Texas Tech. Woods maybe lacks top-level speed, but he simply makes plays.
PLAYER: Kahlee Woods
HIGH SCHOOL: Sherman (Sherman, TX)
VIDEO: Clip 1 | Clip 2
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 80 | 24/7 Sports 82
CUMULATIVE RANKING: 70.52
VTM PROFILE DATE: February 4, 2013
OFFERS | Colorado St., Louisiana Tech, Navy, New Mexico, North Texas, Rice, SMU, Texas Tech and Wyoming.
STATS | Quite nice. Last year, Woods had 139 tackles, 12.6 TFL, 2 sacks, 2 interceptions and caused 4 fumbles.
SCOUTING REPORT | Woods is a very productive player and I question how his ratings can be so up and down. I can understand the speed issue, but we should caution ourselves that actual forty times that are reported aren't really all that accurate. I try not to get too hung up on those sorts of things because I know that they're not really all that accurate. In fact, of the 50 or so receivers invited to the NFL draft, only 20 or so actually ran faster than a 4.4. All of these players are faster than you or I, but I'd just caution you to buy too much into a 40-yard dash time.
I love Woods' pursuit. Never gives up on plays and right now, as a senior, he already weighs as much as any linebacker on the roster except for maybe Will Smith. Think about that for a second. It's obvious that Matt Wallerstedt and Mike Smith are recruiting bigger linebackers and I've got no problem with that. Woods fills the gap well and he looks good in coverage. He has a good sense of where he needs to be in reading the quarterback and running back as to where the play is going.
A couple of personal things, which is that Woods is again a smart guy as he has an offer from Rice. That's good. I also want to point you to this Herald Democrat article about how Woods had spina bifida since birth, but that disease hasn't affected him. Here is his head coach at Sherman, Gary Kinne (he was the coach that was shot while the head coach in Canton):
"He’s a great young man and a great student," head coach Gary Kinne said. "He’s what you want when you have a son. He’s an unbelievable person and has a great family. I couldn’t say enough great things about him. And on the field, what a warrior. He’s played every snap for the last three years and never comes out. He’s arguably the greatest defensive player to ever wear maroon and white."
Kinne just gushes about Woods, so go read the whole thing. Woods finished with 431 tackles and that was in November of 2012, I wonder where Kirby Hocutt is on that list. I'd also add that Woods says that he's the oldest of seven children and there are four more Woods' boys on the way, the next one a freshman quarterback.
Kahlee, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!
The 2013 Class | At some point this has to stop, right?