has officially been named the tight ends coach at Miami with Stephen Field
taking a prominent role within the recruiting department at the executive level.
The Mississippi native who came over with Mario Cristobal
from Oregon is considered a promising up-and-comer in the coaching industry, and has already proven he has the recruiting chops to attract some of the nation’s top tight ends to campus.
After playing a hands-on role with Miami’s recruiting efforts from an off-field role as an offensive analyst last season, Woodiel has hit the ground running on the trail with a number of players at his position making it down to campus this spring.
Orem (Utah) tight end Roger Saleapaga
, Las Vegas Bishop Gorman Top247 tight end Elija Lofton
, Chillicothe (Ohio) Top247 tight end Tayvion Galloway
, Loganville (Ga.) Grayson Top247 athlete Kylan Fox
, Scottsdale (Ari.) Desert Mountain tight end Dillon Hipp
, and Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Cardinal Gibbons tight end Colton Heinrich
are a few notable prospects at the position who have already made it down.
Some more, such as Portal (Ga.) four-star Amir Jackson
, Carrollton (Ga.) Top247 tight end Caleb Odom
, and 2025 No. 1 ranked tight end Davon Mitchell
are expected in next month.
Jackson, a 6-foot-5, 218-pounder, will be in Miami this coming weekend. He holds an ‘88’ rating from the 247Sports Rankings Council.
Odom, the No. 5 tight end in the country, is being pursued by many of the nation’s best and is expected in Coral Gables on April 5-6. Mitchell, out of Los Alamitos (Cali.), is a 6-foot-4, 245-pounder who will be in April 7-9.
A few more that Miami are chasing at the position include Bellevue (Wash.) Top247 tight end Hogan Hansen
, who is committed to Michigan. He’s considered the No. 9 tight end in the country. Saline (Mich.) four-star tight end Dylan Mesman
may be considered a Michigan State lean, but the Hurricanes are involved.
Miami has recruited the tight end position better than most programs over the past few recruiting cycles and that trend should continue with Woodiel running the room, especially on the heels of a foundation laid out by Field.