2022 OL Antavious Woody looks back on its commitment to the State of Florida
The past two weeks have not been kind to Florida State on the recruiting trail. The Seminoles have lost two commitments, offensive lineman Aliou Bah and defensive lineman Trevion Williams, since October 19. Some fear that 2022 offensive lineman Antavious Woody may be the next signing to renege on his enlistment.
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Woody was in attendance at the IMG Academy game against Auburn High School on Friday night. He’ll be in Auburn for a visit on Saturday, so it was a short hike to see his future teammate, quarterback AJ Duffy, in action. Woody had a few minutes to speak with John Garcia of SI All-American during the contest and painted his recruiting picture.
“I’m just looking at a future teammate, AJ Duffy,” said Woody. “To see what he can do.
The Alabama native has been engaged in Florida state since June. Les Séminoles were the first team to offer him a scholarship almost a year ago and his relationship with the technical staff is solid.
“It means a lot,” Woody said. “It’s been a year now since that was my first offer. I’ll stay with my team for now and if things change I’ll let you know, but that probably won’t change.”
“I just got around them guys and the atmosphere around them,” Woody continued. “It’s like I’m home already.”
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It has been a season of ups and downs for FSU. The ‘Noles started 0-4 but have won their last three games and are unbeaten in October. Head coach Mike Norvell leads his team in a crucial clash with Clemson on Saturday afternoon.
“The summits help us recruit more recruits and help us,” said Woody. “The lows, there really is no lows about it, it just depends on the future.”
Despite the two clearances at the start of the month, # Tribe22 still ranks 13th in the country with 16 commitments. That said, fans have been a bit concerned as both Woody and Travis Hunter have made several visits to schools over the past month. He says they just enjoy their recruitments.
“It just gives us the opportunity to take advantage of the recruiting. It allows the guys to open up and see everything else for them.”
“His [the class] pretty tight, ”Woody continued. “I must say that Travis and AJ [are the leaders of the class]. And Qae’shon Sapp. “
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The LaFayette High School product visited the state of Mississippi two weeks ago and will see Auburn this weekend. These two schools, along with Ole Miss, continued to press for Woody to turn around. The trip to Auburn will be his second meeting with the Tigers since late September.
“Nick Eason and Coach Friend, and Mike Bobo [are handling his recruitment]”Woody said.” They are truthful about everything. It’s them and the state of Florida. They will tell you the truth throughout the process. “
Regardless of Auburn turning up the heat, Woody says no school is about to overtake Florida state.
“I would say no,” Woody said. “No one at the moment.”
It appears that the two schools remaining in Woody’s recruiting are the Seminoles and the Tigers. Ole Miss and Mississippi State have done their best, but they are just too far from home for him to feel comfortable signing there.
The 6-3, 291-pound offensive lineman said he would sign “probably” in December and be signed up for the summer. Woody will most likely be in Tallahassee for Florida State’s game against Miami on November 13.
Stay with NoleGameday for the latest news on Woody and his status with the early signing period just around the corner.
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