Woodlawn Returns Several Playmakers

Woodlawn Returns Several Playmakers

Woodlawn High School had a tough year in 2006 going winless, but coach Dexter LeBlanc sees a bright future for this historic program. ScoutSouth.com talked with the coach about some of his talent returning in 2007 and the colleges interested in their services.

"Undra Billingsley," coach Dexter LeBlanc stated. "He went to Alabama's Junior Day last week and was actually offered a scholarship from them last week. He is going to Auburn's Junior Day tomorrow. He is still going to visit Tennessee and Ole Miss during the Spring. Notre Dame is a longshot right now as well as Clemson on his list of schools."

"Undra weighed in last week at 6-3, 265-pounds."

LeBlanc talked of how he plans to use his talented playmaker.

"He's going to play tight end as well as defensive end or defensive tackle for us," he said. "Alabama wants him to play defensive tackle and a couple of other schools want him to play tight end and defensive end. Undra had 25 catches for 475 yards and three touchdowns. On defense he had 60 solo tackles, 52 assisted tackles and eight sacks."

"I've had the privilege of coaching this kid for the past six years, and I coached him in middle school. When I got promoted up to high school he followed me. He's just grown immensely. He will be a four-year starter here at Woodlawn."

"He started his freshman year as an offensive tackle for us. He just slimmed down from playing basketball a lot, and we decided to put him at tight end going into his sophomore year. He's just blossomed at the position and did very, very well along with playing on the defensive side of the ball."

Coach LeBlanc also talked about two additional playmakers for the Woodlawn Colonels.

"Christopher Burge is a 6-0, 305-pound center as well as defensive tackle for us," he said. "He had a great season for us last year. Chris had 78 tackles, 12 for a loss of yardage and on offense he only allowed two sacks. He is getting looks from Alabama, LSU, South Carolina and a couple of smaller schools like Jacksonville State."

"William Woodard, he is our offensive tackle. He's 6-4, 335-pounds. We play him at defensive tackle from time-to-time. We put him in on the goal line to stop up the hole. He went to Alabama Junior Day last week. He's starting to come into his own. Big Will only allowed one sack. He transferred to us from New York when he was a freshman. We are starting to put him out there. Army and Air Force are looking at him as well as Jacksonville State, and a few other smaller schools are peeking at him."

Coach LeBlanc said the words all college coaches and fans love to hear, "All these kids are going to qualify. Undra has a 3.95 GPA, Chris is at 3.5 and Big Will is at 3.3."

The Woodlawn coach talked of his expectations for the 2007 season.

"This year we've got a lot of experience coming back on both sides of the ball," LeBlanc said. "We only graduated six seniors. We've made some changes in our coaching staff that is going to better help us. We are going to put in a new offensive scheme that is going to help us get the ball to Undra. We are going to focus more on the short passing game, screens and draws. We have a lot of speed."

"Our backfield will have a big return of our next (hopefully) division one prospect in (junior) Adarius Bloxom at running back. (Bloxom) had 124 carries for 936 yards and two touchdowns. He had 20 catches for 250 yards. We are expecting a lot of good things from him as well as our quarterback who was a freshman last year should help us out a lot. Jeremy Williams."

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