Wood talks ASU offer

Trevor Wood wasn't able to showcase his skills during ASU's passing league last week, but his performance in the Sun Devils' team camp today helped the Scottsdale Chaparral player return home with a scholarship offer.

"The camp today was great," Wood said. "There was great coaching and I came home with new stuff I can work on to get better. Everybody had good energy and the coaches were great.

"My coaches told me that Arizona State had interest in me and they wanted to watch more of me. So coming to their camp today I guess I did pretty well. I'm always very hard on myself, and think I can do better. But, I called Coach Graham after camp and he offered me a scholarship then."

Last season, the 6-5 235-pound Trevor Wood played on both sides of the ball at defensive end and tight end. Today at camp, he lined up on offense where the ASU coaches have naturally been impressed with his skills.

"It's not like ASU said they didn't want me at defensive end, but they said I would be a great fit with them at tight end," Wood commented. "They told me that I could improve my routes so I'm not showing the defense what I'm about to do. Some good things I did are run a 4.6 in the 40 and 4.5 in the (20-yard) shuttle. They also liked how I attacked the ball while it was in the air.

"I feel that my speed and my hands are some of my strengths. But I'm always going to look and get stronger and faster."

To date, Wood said that he hasn't been on an unofficial visit to ASU where he toured the campus and its facilities, but added that he plans to do so at some point in the summer.

"I've been to some games last year," Wood noted, "and I'll probably check some games and practices this year. I really like the energy they have down there, and I know they have a great Honors College and have great academics."

University of Arizona offered Wood two weeks ago after the Wildcats' 7-on-7 tournament. "They didn't say what position they are recruiting me at," Wood stated. "They told me the coaches are fighting over which side of the ball I will play on."

Wood is scheduled to attend the University of Washington team camp at the end of June and didn't rule out attending other camps this summer. Nonetheless, while he does want to explore as many schools a possible, he is in no rush to commit until sometime next year, possibly after his senior campaign.

"When I chose a school I'm going to look at where I'm the most welcomed," Wood said. "It's going to be a school where I walk on campus and say ‘this is where I want to go to.' My family and friends will also be a factor in which school I will go to."

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