A versatile offensive lineman from Illinois that will add depth to the Oklahoma State roster ... Rated as a three-star prospect by ESPN, 247Sports and Rivals ... ESPN rates him as the No. 10 player coming out of the state of Illinois in the 2018 recruiting class.
High School: Played for coach Andy Romine at Tuscola High School in Illinois ... Anchored an offensive line that scored 1,188 points over his last two seasons, which included a 659-point year during his senior campaign in 2017 ... Helped Tuscola win 45 games during his four-year high school career, including a 14-1 mark in 2017 ... Lost only six games as a high school competitor, three of which came when during his freshman season when Tuscola went 10-3 ... Competed in the Illinois state playoffs all four years, including advancing to the quarterfinals in 2016 and finishing as a state finalist in Illinois’ Class 1A in 2017 ... Also played defensive tackle for Tuscola, and only allowed 189 points (12.6 points per game) as a defensive unit ... Tuscola’s defense posted three shutouts and surrendered more than 20 points just three times in 15 games played during the 2017 season ... Was named a 2017 Illinois Class 1A All-State Offensive Lineman by both the Illinois High School Coaches Association and The News-Gazette ... A two-time all-conference selection ... Also competed in track and field, primarily as a thrower ... Posted a personal record 167’10” discus throw in April 2017 and was all conference in the shot put and discus ... A four-time academic honor roll selection and scored in the top 10 percent on the SAT ... Also involved with FCA and FFA ... Chose Oklahoma State over reported interest from Alabama, Arkansas, Ball State, Illinios, Iowa, Miami (OH), Minnesota, North Carolina, Penn State, Syracuse and Wyoming.
Personal: Born Sept. 23, 1999, in Champaign, Illinois … Son of Bob and Jennifer Woodard ... Plans to study wildlife management.