Texas commitment Al’vonte Woodard was presented with an Under Armour All-America jersey along with teammate D’Shawn Jamison on Friday at Lamar High (Houston, Texas).
“This means a lot because past players like A.J. Green and Julio Jones played in the game and wore the uniform,” said Woodard. “It’s also a chance to test myself against the best players in the country in my class,”
The No. 86 prospect is a key cog in Tom Herman’s first full class in Austin, which is centered around winning back Houston. Woodard sees the Longhorns as a band of brother.
“Looking back, I already had a relationship with Tom Herman and the staff before they got to Texas,” Woodard said. “The guys in the Houston area want to help bring Texas back. But really, my decision was more than about football. It’s about life after football. I feel like we are a band of brothers at Texas. The staff treats us like we are their kids. It was also close to home.”
Four questions with Al’vonte Woodard:
What player are you looking forward to competing with or against in the Under Armour All-America Game?
I’m looking forward to going against everybody, really. I’m looking to go against every top DB. If they weren’t a top DB, they would be in the game so it’s a chance to go against the best.
If you could start a team with any player in your class, who would it be and why?
I would say Anthony Cook. Anthony is very smart on the field, which is important for a defensive back. And defense wins championships.
What is your earliest football memory?
That would be playing for the Fresno Gators when I was a kid. Jalen Preston was actually my quarterback on the team. We played growing up together from age 4 to eleven.
What number do your wear, and why?
I wear 4. There isn’t a specific reason other than not as many receivers wear 4, so I wanted to be different. I had to choose between 4 and 9.