Then after that time away the Blue Devils sent assistant coach Scott Brown to Buford High School to meet with the Woods. While there he offered Ryan, who carries a 4.02 grade point average as a senior. Plans to visit Duke were then made for this past weekend where he offered his commitment on Sunday afternoon.
During his senior season Wood recorded 30 catches for 555 yards and three touchdowns for Buford along with fellow Blue Devil commitment Zach Smith, who chose Duke back in September of 2003.
So what was the deciding factor of Smith?
"I really liked their coaches and they just spent $25 million on new football facilities last year. I was just blown away by their facilities, and the academics are great there. Having a Duke degree speaks for itself, and the chance to play at the Division One level in the ACC is huge."
Vital Stats on Ryan Wood:
Weight: 180 pounds
Notable: A member of a team that reeled off 45 straight wins and won three state championships. Wood was selected to play in the North/South All-Star game in Columbus, GA
Wood chose Duke over being an invited walk-on at Georgia, and offers from several smaller schools.