Alabama wide receiver transfers to South Alabama
[dropcap]A[/dropcap]labama reserve wide receiver Danny Woodson is transferring to South Alabama.
He will have two seasons of eligibility remaining when he becomes eligible to play after sitting out the 2013 season, per NCAA transfer rules.
“We recruited Danny out of high school, we knew he was a great football player,” South Alabama coach Joey Jones said. “We figured he would originally be in the Southeastern Conference, and he signed with Alabama.
“Danny is a young man with great ability, size and ball skills; he’s the kind of guy that we have dreamed about getting in our program, and now that it has become a reality we are really excited about having him as a Jaguar.”
A 4-star recruit out of LeFlore High, Woodson was the No. 25 wide receiver in the country by Rivals.com in 2011. He chose the Tide, where his father Danny, Sr., played quarterback in 1990-91, over offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky and Texas Tech.
After a redshirt year, Woodson appeared in six games during Alabama’s 2012 national championship season. He made his lone catch of the year —- for a gain of nine yards —- in a 52-0 victory over Arkansas.
Woodson was suspended for a violation of team rules at Alabama this spring and did not participate in offseason workouts.
The Jaguars spent the past two seasons as a transitional FBS member, but will have full FBS status, including conference championship and bowl elgibiility, for the 2013-14 season.
South Alabama competes in the Sun Belt Conference’s East Division.
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