Auburn football QB recruiting target praised for strong desirable trait

Westside High junior Cutter Woods (12) throws a pass near TL Hanna's Landon Loftis (5) during the
Westside High junior Cutter Woods (12) throws a pass near TL Hanna's Landon Loftis (5) during the / Ken Ruinard / staff / USA TODAY NETWORK

Auburn football 2025 QB recruiting target Cutter Woods, a Westside High School star from Anderson, South Carolina, is a strong leader; per someone who knows his abilities under center better than anyone, his quarterback trainer Ramon Robinson of RR Elite Quarterback Academy.

"His greatest attribute right now, No. 1, is what everyone wants from a quarterback, his leadership. His leadership is tremendous," Robinson said of Woods (h/t Auburn Daily). "There are a lot of things he does off the field, just to rally the guys up, to keep them together. To build that unity, that bond. 

"He does everything you're wanting and looking for in a quarterback; not just on the high school level. The things he's doing on the high school level, I didn't do, and others didn't do, because it was a totally different time. He's doing things right now, on a different level."

Auburn football gameday experience stood out with Cutter Woods

Woods received an offer from Auburn in early February, but they left an impression on him long before that.

“Game atmosphere with fans and students was awesome,” Woods said (h/t 247Sports). “Spent the night and my family went to church Sunday in Auburn, really liked that. Town in general is really cool. I met Coach (Hugh) Freeze and Coach (Kent) Austin at Liberty a few years back. So we’ve had a good relationship for a while. Have a lot of respect for Coach Austin, we’ve kept in touch and he’s been great to keep that going.”

Woods also has a strong connection with Indiana offensive coordinator Tino Sunseri and holds Syracuse in high regard. Still, Auburn represents a continuation of the southern culture Woods grew up in and could soon offer the most competitive situation of any team in pursuit of him.

Walker White being ahead of him on the depth chart could make him a career backup, but backup QBs on the Plains oftentimes have more notoriety than starters elsewhere.