Ohio Football

Monday, April 1, 2013

Player Spotlight: Antonio Woods

By Dan Clasgens | Managing Editor

Summit Country Day's Antonio Woods is the reigning Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year.

Summit Country Day enjoyed the most wins in program history a year ago while the Silver Knights made their third straight playoff appearance.

The team was loaded with young talent on both sides of the ball, led by Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year, junior quarterback Antonio Woods.

Woods threw for 1,276 yards and 21 touchdowns and added 876 yards (8.8 ypc) and 10 more scores on the ground while guiding the Silver Knights’ offense.

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The senior-to-be has been equally impressive on the basketball court and has gathered double-digit offers (total both sports), including the likes of Cincinnati, West Virginia, Indiana and Northwestern for football. He is currently getting more attention on the recruiting trail for football.

"They're both my first love," he said. "I started playing them both at the same time, at age three."

While some schools are recruiting him as a quarterback others view the three-star prospect as an athlete. He can play quarterback, wide receiver or safety at the next level. Regardless of where he winds up playing he knows what he is looking for in a school.

“A great community and a great atmosphere and a chance to play,” Woods said will be key factors in him making a decision.

For now, Woods is focused on getting ready for the 2013 football season and he is optimistic about his team’s chances in the year ahead.

“Most of our skill positions are coming back this year,” the 6-foot-1, 175-pound signal caller claimed. “We are losing some of our linemen so that’s going to be tough, but we should be alright”

Woods knows to get his team over the hump and further in the post-season he needs to work hard this offseason.

“Definitely get stronger,” he said of his off-season priorities. “Rest my legs hopefully so I can be back strong for next year.”

It promises to be an exciting final season ahead for Woods and his Silver Knights, who will once again be among the contenders for a Miami Valley Conference title.

FINAL TAKE: There’s no question that Woods has the talent to be a producer at the next level and one of Ohio’s top small-school offensive players on the high school gridiron in 2013. It is going to be real interesting to see which sport he will play at the next level. He will have a chance to make an impact wherever he winds up.

Dan Clasgens is a co-founder of TSF and serves as the President/Director of Media & Content for our parent company, GetSports Enterprises LLC. In addition to nearly a decade of experience in covering local high school football, Dan is a widely recognized as a fantasy football guru. He is both a local and national radio personality, including hosting a weekly show on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.  If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.