January 23, 2009

Woodley continues tradition at Highland Park

Highland Park head coach Randy Allen's offense has been one of the most productive in the Metroplex during his decade-long tenure at the school. Although Georgia's Matt Stafford is the most talented and well known of the quarterbacks that have come through Allen's system, Bill Foran (Purdue) and William Webb (Northwestern) have also signed with Division I schools. He looks to have another in the class of 2010.

In his first year as a starter in 2008, junior Luke Woodley connected on 262 of 408 passes for 3,746 yards and 41 touchdowns with just six interceptions in 13 games. He finished second among Class 4A quarterbacks in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in both yardage and touchdowns to fellow junior Scotty Young of Denton Ryan and earned all-district and all-state honors in the process. According to Allen, Woodley has all of the attributes necessary to be a productive college quarterback.

"His stats are in line with those of the other guys we have had here," said Allen. "His touchdown-to-interception ratio is about as good as we have had. He's got three things that you need - velocity, accuracy and he's a good decision maker."

Now, Woodley is looking to take his game to the next level and more specifically to College Station. He has yet to receive an offer from Texas A&M but there is mutual interest on the part of both parties, especially from Woodley after he attended the Aggies' junior day this past weekend.

"It went really well," said the 6-foot-2, 186-pound Woodley. "I loved it. I'm going back down to meet with them after signing day. I talked to coachTom Rossley on Sunday and he wanted me to meet me with coach Mike Sherman and Tim Cassidy. I called him and suggested it. He said that it would be a good idea to get me back down there and talk to everyone."

Woodley's interest in the Aggies did not just begin on Saturday during his unofficial visit. He says he has been on the campus numerous times before and spoke very highly of the A&M staff.

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