McDonogh's Josh Woods, a wide receiver and defensive back, announced Monday morning on Twitter that he has committed to play for Maryland.
Eagles coach Dom Damico said Woods was recruited as a defensive back, but that he could play either position at the next level. The 6-foot-2, 180-pound senior had 35 catches for 800 yards and 10 touchdowns and also had four interceptions this fall for the No. 1 Eagles.
“Right now, I think they have him targeted as playing defensive back,” Damico said, “but with the body type that he has -- he’s 6-2 and he’s lanky and he’s long – I think he can probably play on either side of the ball at that level."
Woods had drawn attention from the Terps, Boston College, Delaware and Villanova, but his stock rose with his performance late in the season on an Eagles defense that allowed just 7.7 points per game and 10 touchdowns this fall. Finishing 11-0, the Eagles polished off the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference with a 34-6 win over Gilman to clinch the championship.