August 18, 2008

Woodyard one to watch in 2010

Frederick (Md.) Thomas Johnson safety Marquis Woodyard is coming off a productive summer that saw him participate in several camps and combines.

A strong junior season should help him dramatically increase his value to college coaches but he is already receiving interest.

"I went to the Ultimate 100 earlier this summer and it was good," Woodyard explained. "There were a lot of good receivers and good players there.

"Since then I've mostly been with my team, but I did go to Penn State for a four day camp and Pitt for a one day camp. I also ran track as well."

Track is something Woodyard would like to do in addition to football at the college level. He placed seventh overall in the AAU Junior Olympics, running the 400 in 49.7.

"I'm probably going to go to a couple of football games I've been invited to," Woodyard said, speaking of his fall plans. "I'll probably go to Pitt, Syracuse and maybe a West Virginia game.

"I talked to the coaches at Penn State and Pitt when I was there. They just asked me about the season. I had talked to somebody from Penn State last year and spoke to them again."

As a sophomore at Thomas Johnson, Woodyard recorded 43 tackles and scored four touchdowns on offense.

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