The Arizona Wildcats landed their third offensive lineman for the 2020 recruiting class on Tuesday in Deerfield Beach (FL) offensive tackle Woody Jean.
Our original story can be found here, and below is more in-depth analysis on Jean from Brandon Combs and Gabe Encinas.
Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 287 pounds
School/Hometown: Deerfield Beach High School (Deerfield Beach, FL)
Offers: Arizona, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, Indiana, Northern Illinois, Rutgers, South Florida, Syracuse, Temple, Tulane, Western Kentucky
2018 Stats: N/A
Rankings (via 247 Sports): No. 1,330 player nationally, No. 118 offensive tackle, No. 163 player in Florida
Gabe Encinas: This is a very raw prospect when it comes to technique, which is similar to fellow OT commit Cedric Melton. But Jean addresses two needs that Sumlin has been addressing; size and offensive line depth.
This is a project for sure just due to the raw talent. There’s a good base, but the technique just needs to be applied. Once that is down, he could potentially work into a starting role.
He has better size at 287 pounds, and still looks small in his film, but could definitely add about 30 pounds and remove some of the bad weight.
He’s physical and mean but plays a little high and will need some better footwork. But those should be things that can be corrected by DeVan early on.
Brandon Combs: Jean is another solid addition the the offensive line. Yes, he is raw and will need some work, but the talent is there.
He plays for one of the best high schools in the country and that can’t be overlooked.
He plays aggressively, but not to the point where it becomes a hinderance. It’s controlled. He finds his target and just attacks. He does play a little high but that is something that can be easily fixed.
I think he does a great job using his hands and you don’t see him reaching too often, which can result in penalties. He is also able to generate a surprising amount of power considering he hasn’t filled out a his frame yet.
All-in-all, he is a solid piece for Kyle DeVan to mold and develop, and much like Gabe, I could see him in a starting role a little later in his career.