A big, mobile quarterback who comes from a high school offense that is similar to Oklahoma State’s … Rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals, Scout, ESPN and 247Sports … Rivals ranks him as the No. 20 dual threat quarterback prospect in the nation, while ESPN tabs him as the No. 25 pocket passer in the country and Scout lists him as the No. 41 overall quarterback prospect nationally.
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.
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