DeAndre Woods representing Clay-Chalkville receivers
By Alex Headley
Clay-Chalkville High School senior receiver DeAndre Woods has already committed to Mississippi State, but he has one more year with the Cougars.
“He is an outstanding person and a good leader,” Head Coach Jerry Hood said. “We are excited about him and the way he represents us.”
Woods is 210 pounds and has been with the Cougars since his sophomore year.
“He’s made a lot of big catches for us,” Hood said.
According to Hood, senior receiver Brian Clark is sure to keep the opponents guessing.
“We think he is a hard match up for the other team,” Hood said. “If they cover Woods, Clark will be there. He has tremendous hands and he makes some extremely athletic catches.”
Clark has already had an offer from Arkansas State.
The final receiver starter is Kendrick Smith, a senior that has been with the program for four years.
“He has some unbelievable speed,” Hood said. “I expect him to have a big year. He has really improved. He is probably the fastest of the three receivers.”
Smith is replacing graduated senior Justin Burdett as the Wide Receiver.
Jamall Borders, Cordell Scott and Joseph Davis will be in the rotation, as well. According to Hood, Borders is a rising junior and could see some significant action this season.
“Scott has the frame and ability for it,” Hood said. “He is a big kid, we are just waiting on him to come into his own.”
Hood said that Scott has had a good off-season, especially in July.
Senior Joseph Davis rounds out the group.
“He is a hard worker,” Hood said. “He is exactly the kind of kid we want on our football team.”
Hood said he is confident with his receivers.
“All of our receivers are really good people,” he said. “That means they will work hard and motivate the team.”