Texas '18 TX WR - Al'Vonte Woodard (Texas Verbal)

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    OSUBasketballJunkie Proud to be a Buckeye Staff Member

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    TEXAS TOM IS ON A ROLL

    In a similar move — seeing that it was widely anticipated by recruiting analysts across the country — Houston Lamar four-star wide receiver Al'vonte Woodard committed to Texas on Saturday evening. He'd also included LSU, Ohio State, Ole Miss and Texas A&M in his Top 5, but the writing was on the wall given the only true wide receiver the Buckeyes' are chasing is St. Louis four-star Kamryn Babb.

    Texas is a great school,” Woodard told 247Sports' E.J. Holland. “I really like what the new staff is doing with the program. Last year, they ran and pounded the ball, but as you saw this spring, they really aired it out. They threw the ball pretty much the whole spring game. They like me at outside receiver, and I think I can be a great fit.”

    The 6-foot-1, 193-pound Woodard is considered the 12th-best wideout and No. 68 prospect overall in the Class of 2018, as he caught 42 passes for 909 yards and 15 touchdowns to help the Texans to the third round of the state playoffs last season. He's teammates with five-star cornerback target Anthony Cook, too, which certainly gives Texas one plus in its battle with Ohio State — the two discuss the possibility of playing together quite regularly,

    “Playing with Anthony is amazing because he's very competitive in practice. He's one of the top defensive backs [and] I'm one of the top receivers, so it's very competitive,” Woodard told Eleven Warriors at The Opening Finals earlier this month. “We've been talking about [playing together at the next level], but we'll see what happens.”

    Woodard, however unlikely he is to change his mind, plans to take official visits this fall. Cook will attend the game against Oklahoma, so maybe there's a chance he tags along.
     
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    Multiple outlets are reporting that Texas redshirt freshman WR Al'Vonte Woodard broke his foot on Thursday.

    Per 247Sports' Taylor Estes, Woodard broke his foot while taking part in a player-led 7v7 workout. Estes is additionally reporting that the former four-star recruit is expected to undergo surgery which could keep him sidelined through August camp and into the regular season. Brennan Eagles, Malcolm Epps and Joshua Moore are all candidates to see increased work while Woodard rehabs. Texas remains decently deep at wideout, but they can't afford too much more attrition, having recently lost Bru McCoy to transfer and now Woodard to injury. We'll check back in on the redshirt freshman's rehab once he is further removed from the initial break.
     

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