UPLAND, Calif. – Sophomore athlete Jaiden Woodbey picked up his first offer from a Division I program, as UCLA extended a scholarship Monday afternoon. Note: Woodbey is No. 6 in the picture above.
— JDUB™ (@Jaidenwoodbey) October 5, 2015
According to 247Sports.com, Woodbey is listed as 6’1” and 195-pounds, although the dynamic athlete figures to put on additional size over the next two and a half years. With these measurables, Woodbey could project to numerous positions at the next level as one of the class of 2018’s top prospects.
Right now, Woodbey can be seen playing wide receiver, running back and safety for Upland High in additional to various special teams duties.
At defensive back, Woodbey scans the field well, allowing the versatile sophomore to be in position to make impact plays all over the field. Woodbey high-points the football in the air and can be counted on in man-to-man coverage if he is asked to cover a slot receiver to boot.
On offense, he has the ability to take any play to the house due to his above average athleticism and lateral movement. When lined up on the outside, Woodbey often commands double-coverage already, which is a testament to his speed and crisp route running.
With the Bruins jumping into this recruitment so early, UCLA should look to host Woodbey in the near future. Expect other programs to enter the mix sooner rather than later as the explosive athlete’s highlight tape makes its way around the country.