High School

Played for coach Jermaine Smith at Cedar Grove … Led Cedar Grove to its first state championship with a 13-2 overall record as a senior … Named the Montlick and Associates Region 5 Athlete of the Year … A first team selection to the all-region 5 3A team after throwing for 2,316 yards and 26 touchdowns, and also an honorable mention all-state selection … As a junior, completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,992 yards, with 20 TD passes against six interceptions … Cedar Grove finished his junior season with an 11-2-1 record and advanced to the state semifinals … Sophomore season numbers included a 66.7 completion percentage, 1,489 passing yards and 16 touchdowns while helping lead the team to the second round of the playoffs … Was also a talented basketball player, earning honorable mention honors to the AJC all-state team as a junior … Chose Oklahoma State over offers from Michigan, Louisville, Kansas State, South Carolina, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, South Alabama, South Florida and others.

Personal

Jelani Woods was born Oct. 9, 1998 … Son of Greg and Shaheerah Woods.

 

"He's a winner, all around good athlete and a hell of a basketball player. He won the state title his senior year of football, so he's really just a game player. He has a big arm. He's a smart, intelligent kid that can also run very well. He runs with strength and power. Speed is good in the open field. From a physicality standpoint, he has tremendous growth potential, and he has a tremendous work ethic. He's a solid individual, high-character kid, who will grow into a tremendous prospect."

-- Offensive Coordinator Mike Yurcich