Wood wants to continue legacy

Scottsdale Chaparral tight end Trevor Wood is folloing his family legacy by going to Arizona. Read on for his thoughts on that and more.

Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral tight end Trevor Wood received his first offer from Arizona and although he looked at all of his options, it seemed like he was always going to wind up a Wildcat.

After all, Trevor's father played football at Arizona and his brother Carter is currently on the team as well. In addition, Wood's high school coach for the majority of his career, Charlie Ragle, is on the coaching staff at Arizona.

"I'm real excited about my decision and happy to be a Wildcat," Wood said. "I love the new facilities and the coaching staff. My brother is there and it's going to be great to play with him. My dad also played there, so it's going to be great to continue the family legacy as a Wildcat."

As Wood went through the process, he knew exactly what he was looking for and his criteria kept bringing him back to Arizona.

"My dream school had to of had a very family oriented program, where everybody is close, everybody is there for the same reason, and everybody is working and grinding hard together; a place with good people throughout the program," Wood said.

"I want the coaches to be on the same page, a program where I can go in and feel like everyone is together and looking for the same thing."

When Wood cut his list in July to Arizona, Oregon, and UCLA, Wildcat fans remained confident. However, and rightfully so, an Alabama offer put a wrench in things and caused Wood to publically announce that he would be extending his final list to four.

Only three days later, Wood made the decision to commit to Arizona, as the Wildcats would later hold off an offer from USC as well.

Now that Wood has signed with the Wildcats, what are they getting?

"Another big, physical tight end that should be strong in the run game as well as the passing game," Wood's Scout.com evaluation says. "Wood doesn't have elite athleticism right now but catches the ball well, uses his size to his advantage and has very soft hands.

"He's a true pro-style tight end that can fit in multiple systems and should be able to early in his college career at Arizona."

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