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Profiles in Terpage: Josh Woods

Our series continues with Maryland's second string safety who is only a sophomore.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Woods, sophomore, safety, No. 17


Height: 6'1"

Weight: 202

Collegiate stats: Eight games played

High school: McDonogh High School (Baltimore, MD)

High school stats (Senior Year): 35 tackles, four interceptions, 35 catches, 800 yards, 10 touchdowns

Composite recruiting rating: Three stars (0.8495), No. 67 safety, No. 22 recruit in Maryland, via 247Sports.

Who Maryland beat: Delaware, Virginia, Towson

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Woods had a monster senior year which is what got him noticed by Maryland and other schools after a low key first three years at McDonogh. He was a consensus All-State selection in the state of Maryland, first team All-Met, and led his high school to a 37-6 upset win over Gilman in the state title game in 2013. He received his offer from the Terps after taking an unofficial visit to College Park on November 14th, 2013 and eventually committed in February of the following calendar year. He said Maryland "felt like home."

During his freshman year in a Terps uniform, he appeared in a total of eight games, mainly on special teams.

Career Highlight:

Appearing in eight games as a true freshman.

Dream Season:

He sees his share of snaps as a solid backup to AJ Hendy, earns some more experience, and fights for the starting safety spot made vacant by Anthony Nixon's graduation next season.

2015 Prospectus:

Woods is listed as the second string safety behind AJ Hendy in this season's current depth chart. With as solid a group as the Terps have in their starting secondary this season, Woods should try and learn as much as he can as a younger player while contributing when his number is called. Anthony Nixon, who is the other safety alongside Hendy, is graduating at the end of the season which means someone will need to take over the other safety spot next year. If Woods continues to get better, he will have a legitimate chance at filling that void.

Next Up:

Our next player hails from the Peach State and led the team in average yards per catch last season.


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