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Three Star Defensive End Jeff Woods Jr. Commits to UConn

UConn beats out ECU and Tulane for three-star DE Jeff Woods Jr.

Ian Bethune/The UConn Blog

While most football fans occupy themselves with the NFL playoffs, the UConn football staff has been hard at work on the recruiting trail.

In an attempt to erase the horrors of this past season, the Huskies are looking to sure up the defensive line with 6-foot-6, 280-pound defensive end Jeff Woods. Woods becomes the 15th member of the 2019 recruiting class

A North Carolina native, Woods was heavily recruited by nearby East Carolina University, but decided to make a change following the firing of head coach Scottie Montgomery. It was a two-team race between UConn and Tulane, but the Huskies won out.

The focus of this off season has been on improving the defense and rightfully so. UConn is coming off a historically bad season, allowing more points and more yardage than any team in FBS history.

Jeff Woods becomes the fourth new member of the D-Line, including two high school recruits and one grad student transfer.

Coming out of Trinity Christian High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Woods played both basketball and football and is listed as a offensive tackle and defensive end. He ended his senior year with seven sacks and 41 tackles in seven games played, well above the national average.

Randy Edsall and company are looking to turn things around for the 2019-20 season, and stealing a recruit from two of your American Athletic Conference rivals is a good start.