"Auburn coaches, coaches from other schools that recruited me, not a single person had anything bad to say about Coach Curry, Coach (John) Bond and the whole staff," said Woods, who one scouting service ranked as the No. 5 tight end in the country when he was at Walton.
In May, Woods will graduate from Auburn after three years with a degree in public administration. He has two years of eligibility remaining and can play immediately. Woods, who played special teams for the Tiger last season as a redshirt sophomore, plans to coach after his playing career ends and had considered becoming a student assistant coach at Auburn. But he was told that he could not retain his scholarship if he were to coach. He will pursue a master's degree in education at Georgia State.