About Woods Recruiting
Welcome to Woods Recruiting, a platform born out of a rich history in recruiting that began in 1989.
Founded as a recruiting service, Woods Recruiting became a beacon of support for aspiring student-athletes navigating the complex landscape of college recruitment.
After a successful run that spanned almost three decades, operations temporarily ceased in 2018, marking the end of an era.
However, with the dawn of January 2024, Woods Recruiting rises once again, not as a traditional recruiting service, but as a dynamic blog dedicated to shedding light on the journeys of high school student-athletes, college coaches, club coaches, and everyone contributing to the development of young talent.
At the helm of Woods Recruiting is Al Woods, the Editor-in-Chief, a native of Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Al’s own story is rooted in the world of high school basketball, where he honed his skills before pursuing higher education at West Virginia State College.
His journey took an incredible turn as he not only excelled on the basketball court but also earned a degree that would become a cornerstone for his future endeavors.
Following his collegiate years, Al Woods embarked on a four-year professional basketball career, leaving an indelible mark on the courts of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
As his professional playing days concluded, Al transitioned seamlessly into a new chapter, driven by a passion to assist student-athletes in overcoming the challenges of recruitment.
Woods Recruiting is not just a platform; it’s a testament to the commitment of one individual to give back to the sporting community that shaped his life.
This blog aims to be a source of inspiration, guidance, and celebration for those navigating the intricate web of student-athlete recruitment.
“In the heart of every high school gym, on the sidelines of every game, and in the dreams of aspiring athletes, lies the spirit of Woods Recruiting.
We are more than just a blog; we are a community, a support system, and a testament to the enduring journey of student-athletes.
Join us as we unravel stories, share insights, and celebrate the relentless pursuit of excellence in the world of sports.”
“As we traverse the landscapes of ambition and achievement together, Woods Recruiting stands tall as a beacon of inspiration.
The journey is never easy, but with dedication, guidance, and a community that believes in your potential, every aspiring athlete can carve a path to success.
Here’s to the stories untold, the dreams realized, and the future stars emerging from the folds of dedication.
This is not just a blog; it’s a tribute to the indomitable spirit of those who dare to dream, work hard, and achieve greatness against all odds.”