Woodie's recruiting gets national nods
In the wake of arguably its best signing day ever, USF's recruiters are receiving nearly as many national props as its recruits.
Linebackers coach Raymond Woodie, who worked primarily in the Fort Myers area for the Bulls, recently was named the American Athletic Conference's top recruiter by 247Sports and Rivals.
Running backs coach Telly Lockette and receivers coach David Reaves were ranked the American's sixth- and 11th-best recruiters by 247Sports. Reaves also got a top-10 nod from Rivals.
Woodie, a 40-year-old Bethune-Cookman and Palmetto High alumnus, was instrumental in helping the Bulls land no fewer than eight players from southwest Florida including four-star prospects Jimmy Bayes and D'Ernest Johnson of Immokalee.
He also heavily recruited Jesuit LB Vincent Jackson and Jefferson LB Juwuan Brown.