Chantz Woodberry had played a lot of games for Carl Albert, but until last September, he had never played running back. Now, he's going to college to do just that.
The 6-foot-1, 240-pound Woodberry had been a defensive end and tight end for the Titans, but with a need at running back, he shifted to the position for his senior season, rushing for 1,075 yards and eight touchdowns on just 136 carries.
This time of year, Woodberry is busy playing point guard for the basketball team, but he was excited to sign his national letter of intent with Southwestern State in Weatherford on Wednesday.
Q: The recruiting process came down to the wire for you. Is it a relief to get it behind you now?
A: Yeah, I finally got it figured out where I'm going. They contacted me about a month ago and I took a visit, and it was the place for me. They treat me like family, and they needed a big back in their offense.
Are you excited for the opportunity to play running back in college?
At first, it wasn't real clear if they wanted me as a running back or an H-back, but they looked at my film and decided they wanted me at running back. They want to establish a really good run game.
How much running back had you played before this past season?
I hadn't played any running back. I played tight end and they threw me a couple passes. But this year, we needed a running back and coach (Gary) Rose decided to make the change to help the team.
What do you weigh right now?
I'm probably about 235 right now, but they want me to be a solid 240, though. We run so much in basketball, up and down, you can't keep your weight up. It's fun though. I like playing basketball.