Michael Woods is a class of 2024 linebacker for Rosepine High School in Rosepine, LA. He is 6’2 and weighs 190 pounds. In his last season he had 139 tackles, 11 sacks, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, and 16 quarterback pressures. He maintains a great GPA of 3.8. Some of his achievements include District 5-2A Defensive MVP, All Vernon Parish MVP, All-State Honorable Mention, Louisiana Sports Line First-Team LB, American Press All-SW team, and All Cenla First Team LB. Michael is a speedy linebacker continuously breaking through the line and make plays in the back field. He benches 280, squats 335, and runs a 4.5 40-yard dash.
Tell me a little bit about yourself.
M: I’m from Jacksonville, FL and now I’m here at Rosepine. I’m very chill and I don’t talk a lot in school, but when I work out and I’m out on the field, I’m hype. I’m a family person and I like spending time with my family.
What made you play football?
M: Seeing my older brother play and learning more about how my dad played. I was always a physical kid and it was a great way to show my physicality. Ever since I started playing, I fell in love with it.
Can you give some insight of what is going through your mind before a game?
M: I go to Hudl and watch other team plays. I like getting into the zone and listening to my football playlist. I get angry so I can be aggressive on the field.
What is an academic and athletic goal you have set for this upcoming year?
M: I want to maintain my 3.8 GPA and I want to get a 23 ACT score. I want to make first team all state, get looked at by colleges, and make over 200 tackles next season.
What is the best advice you have received from a coach regarding football?
M: Don’t overthink yourself, put what you learn out on the field. Let your actions do the speaking for you.
What is something that keeps you motivated to be a great athlete?
M: Seeing my dad prosper and always work his two businesses. And seeing my brothers succeed makes me want to prosper and go for what I want in life.
What is your biggest strength on the field?
M: I would say my speed.
What are you most excited for when you think about your future in football?
M: Getting the opportunity to showcase my skill to the world.
What do you want people to know about you? In everyday life or as an athlete?
M: I’m about business. I’m going to get the job done. I’m about my work and I’m a chill person.