D.J. Woods, a wide receiver out of Fort Lauderdale, has verbally committed to play for UMass.
The news comes via Larry Blustein, a reporter covering high school sports in South Florida and author of the “Gridiron Report.”
He mentioned the commitment on Twitter.
According to Rivals, UMass beat out some pretty stiff competition for Woods. The 5’10, 160-pound receiver also had offers from Kentucky, Toledo, Indiana and Tulane. He is listed as a two-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout.
Check out his highlights here.
Woods is the first receiver to commit in the 2013 class. He is also the first Florida-based player.
Here is the updated list (now at nine) of verbal commitments:
- Cole Ormsby, DE: Windsor HS (Conn)
- Todd Stafford, QB: Greenwich HS (Conn)
- Steven Casali, LB/RB: Sachem East HS (N.Y.)
- Sha-ki Holines, DE: Commerce HS (Mass)
- Richard Queen, OL: Bergen Catholic HC (N.J.)
- Sam Zeff, OL: Montclair High School (N.J)
- Jordan Page, OL: The Pennington School (N.J)
- Terrel Correia, DE/OL: Nantucket High School (Mass)
- D.J. Woods, WR: University School (Fla.)