MOBILE, Ala. – University of South Alabama head football coach Joey Jones announced Monday that Danny Woodson has signed a grant-in-aid agreement and will join the Jaguar football program.
“We recruited Danny out of high school, we knew he was a great football player,” Jones commented. “We figured he would originally be in the Southeastern Conference, and he signed with Alabama. Danny is a young man with great ability, size and ball skills; he’s the kind of guy that we have dreamed about getting in our program, and now that it has become a reality we are really excited about having him as a Jaguar.”
After sitting out the 2011 campaign as a redshirt freshman while the Crimson Tide claimed the BCS national championship, Woodson appeared in six contests last fall as Alabama recorded a 13-1 mark and won its second straight national title to go along with the Southeastern Conference championship. He made his lone catch of the year — for a gain of nine yards — in a 52-0 victory over Arkansas the opening month of the season.
A 6-foot-1, 195-pound wide receiver, Woodson was a two-time first-team all-state selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association while at LeFlore High School in Mobile. He was named to the organization’s Super 12 as a senior after catching 78 passes for 1,360 yards, while his junior season Woodson scored 25 touchdowns for the Rattlers as they advanced to the quarterfinals of the state 5A playoffs en route to a 9-4 record.
Woodson earned four stars as a recruit from ESPN.com, ranking among the organization’s top 150 prospects nationally, and was considered among the top 30 wide outs in the country according to ESPN.com (No. 22), Rivals.com (No. 25) and Scout.com (No. 28). He was an honorable mention selection on the Orlando Sentinel’s all-Southern Team, and was 64th on the Mobile Press-Register’s Super Southeast 120 as well as No. 6 on its Elite 18. Woodson ranked sixth in the state at his position according to Rivals.com and was ninth in Alabama in SuperPrep’s rankings.
In addition to Alabama, Woodson was recruited by Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas Tech coming out of high school. His father, Danny Sr., played quarterback for the Crimson Tide in 1990 and ’91.