Linebacker, Class of 2023
Battlefield, Haymarket, VA
(Editor’s note: Woodson is listed as a safety by the recruiting sites, but Virginia Tech appears to be targeting him as a Sam linebacker.)
The visit season for Battlefield (VA) three-star safety Caleb Woodson got a bit delayed this spring. Last month, he visited South Carolina and Louisville over back-to-back weekends, but the latter resulted in a hospital visit.
During his visit with the Cardinals, Woodson underwent an emergency appendectomy. Just two weeks later, however, he resumed his visit slate. Over three days starting Saturday, Woodson made visits to Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. But the visit delay has also hindered his decision-making process. For now, as he continues to recover, Woodson said he’s not in any rush.
“It’s definitely a hard process to go through and a hard decision to make,” he said. “Right now, I don’t think I’ll make a decision any time soon. I’m still going through my decision, and I’m not ready. I feel like I need to go back to some schools that I’ve been interested in. But I’ve been able to whittle some schools out.”
Woodson’s stop Sunday in Blacksburg was his third. He also visited Jan. 15 for junior day and was at a game last fall.
“I enjoyed it the first time, and when I went back I had a good time,” Woodson said. “The coaching staff, Coach (Brent) Pry is amazing. Practice was fun to watch. Then Coach (Shawn) Quinn, he’s also a good coach, the one recruiting me. A big thing going back a second time was I wanted to see how they coached, so that was good to see.”
Quinn has been the Hokies’ primary contact, and Woodson said they connected more this past weekend.
Woodson’s stop in Charlottesville was his first since he attended the Cavaliers’ Jan. 29 junior day.
“I love Coach (Tony) Elliott, the head coach,” he said. “The staff is just very good. Coach (Curome) Cox is the safeties coach, and I like watching him coach. He’s very technical in his teaching, which is good for development.”
On Monday, Woodson took in one of the Demon Deacons’ spring practices. The visit was his first to Winston-Salem.
“The facilities are really nice, and I didn’t know what to expect,” Woodson said. “But it’s nice. The coaching staff is really good, really impressive. The players are very intense. And of course, it’s a strong academic school.”
Despite the visit to Louisville, Woodson has yet to receive a scholarship offer. But the Gamecocks have made one, and he said he enjoyed following up on it.
“I got to go watch practice,” Woodson said. “I didn’t really get to talk to the head coach much, but I talked to Coach (Clayton) White, Coach (Torrian) Gray and Coach (Pete) Lembo. I saw a little around the facilities, a little bit of the campus.”
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