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Woodson hoping name helps Morehead recruiting

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Former Kentucky quarterback Andre' Woodson says he's comfortable in his new role as receivers coach at Morehead State.

"Five years ago, I thought I'd never be coaching," Woodson told WKYT. "But you know, looking back, sometimes you wonder if this is what's meant to be the whole time."

After finishing his career as UK's No. 2 passer all-time, Woodson was a sixth-round draft pick of the New York Giants.

Woodson spent the past two seasons as a graduate assistant at his alma mater.

"I've had a great feel for how to coach, how to build relationships, how to communicate with players. I know the X's and O's from playing and learning from guys like Eli Manning, coach (Tom) Caughlin and coach (Kevin) Gilbride.

Woodson said he had the opportunity to stay at UK and be on the staff of new Wildcats' coach, Mark Stoops.

"It was a difficult decision. That's home. You've got to make the best decision for your career, obviously," Woodson said.

"At the end of the day, I just felt like this is what I needed to do."

Woodson hopes that kids around the state will remember his name.

"It's great to know, that some of these kids recognize who you are when you walk into the building. They smile, and are like, 'That's Andre' Woodson.' That feels great. That allows us to recruit some of these kids that in the past probably wouldn't have been interested. Now they listen and take a chance on coming here, visiting and possibly, committing to us."


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