July 16, 2012

Woodhouse nets offer from Wyoming

After a season on the sidelines with a knee injury, the recruitment of Diquon Woodhouse may be picking up steam. The 5-foot-11, 190-pound speedster from Altus (Okla.) already holds scholarship offers from South Dakota and the Naval Academy, but a phone call to Laramie this morning may have landed him a third.

"They (Wyoming) offered," Woodhouse said in a text to gowyogo.com. "I thought they did in the mail the other day, but I didn't want to react until I was sure it was real."

Woodhouse said he does have some understanding of the University of Wyoming. Woodhouse's brother, Trevor Stone, attended the University of Wyoming previously and had some good things to say about Laramie.

"I think Wyoming is pretty cool," Woodhouse said. "I got a letter from them recently, saying they need one big back out of the 2013 class and I could be that guy. I am on that radar and they are on my radar.

"(Stone) told me he liked Wyoming and everyone there is friendly," Woodhouse continued. "He said it gets cold int he winter and not so hot int he summer. That sounds good to me because here today it is getting about 108 degrees."

Woodhouse said he has run as fast as a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash and that speed would ordinarily have led to several more scholarship offers. He said the concern amongst college coaches is just that his leg works itself back into shape.

"All they say is that they want to make sure I am 110 percent," Woodhouse said about his knee. "They say they don't have any doubt that I would have 24 or 25 offers if I were 100 percent. I am coming back well. It hasn't really bothered me. I went to Dallas and I ran a 4.5 laser-timed and 4.21 shuttle and a 34-inch vertical. I am going to wear a brace when we start playing games, but I haven't worn a brace. I feel stronger, I feel faster."

This fall he will play running back and cornerback for Altus High. As a sophomore, Woodhouse rushed for 980 yards and 11 scores in Altus' zone-read offense.

While Wyoming, South Dakota and Navy have offered a scholarship, Woodhouse said he is also hearing from Tulsa, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Virginia Tech and San Diego State. Thus far he said he is completely open and has no favorites. He said he is looking for a college that will offer a strong academic side in Sports Medicine or training program.

In the classroom, Woodhouse carries a 3.9 grade-point average. In the weight room, he posts a squat max of 435 points and a bench press max of 275.

"It is just exciting that everything is opening up and I have more options," Woodhouse said. "The coaches at UW told me he was glad I called and maybe wanted me to get out for a visit or something."

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