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Woods is one of the top players in north Louisiana

Xavier Woods was in Baton Rouge this past weekend for his second Junior Day visit in less than a month.

West Monroe junior Xavier Woods will be one of the state's top cornerback prospects for the class of 2013, and the LSU staff has already hosted the Rebels standout twice in the past month.

Last Saturday Woods was back on campus for round two of his junior day weekends.

"I had come to the previous Junior Day, so the coaches took us on a campus tour that was different than the other people that came into town," Woods said. "It ended up being a pretty short day for me. We were done after a couple hours.

"I enjoyed it. It was another trip where I felt like a big-time prospect."

Once again, Woods got to have conversations with LSU coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Greg Studrawa, who recruits West Monroe for the Tigers.

"Coach Stud made it seem like my offer will depend on what I do at camp," Woods said. "He is telling me that he will come up this spring to look at me. But pretty much he just said I would get offered depending on how I do at camp."

Woods, who considers himself a wide receiver first, finds himself in the middle of a transition to the defensive side of the ball.

During the Rebels run to a Class 5A State Championship last December, Woods moved into a starting cornerback role and recorded 45 tackles and four interceptions - two he returned for touchdowns.

Woods also had seven catches for 205 yards and two touchdowns and returned two punts for touchdowns.

"I will be playing both cornerback and receiver again next year," Woods said. "My favorite position is receiver, but I would play whatever.

"Once I got the feel of cornerback I started to like it."

At 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, Woods will likely be recruited by the Tigers as a defensive back, meaning his audition for a scholarship offer will come in front of LSU assistant Ron Cooper.

"Coach (Don) Shows has been telling me that I was a D-I player," Woods said. "When I switched to cornerback and got all these accolades, he started talking about me being an SEC defensive back."

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