Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby 3-star defensive tackle Cedric Wood committed to Florida State in February of 2014 and hasn’t wavered once. He’s ready to step on campus and compete right now, but did acknowledge that there are some things that he needed to work on before he’s ready.
Florida State defensive tackle coach Odell Haggins was at practice watching Wood as well. Haggins and Wood have a very good relationship and Haggins has given Wood an idea of what he wants him to improve on.
“He told me to work on my leverage,” Wood said. “Leverage and playing with my hands.”
If today’s practice was any indication he’s taken that lesson to heart and was dominating his teammates in board drills.
Wood plans to attend at least one Jimbo Fisher Camp this summer, but doesn’t have any other visits planned after that. He did say that he was considering taking a few visits to some other schools this fall, but there’s nothing to worry about there for Seminole fans.
“I want to go to some of Florida State’s away games,” Wood said. “I’m being recruited by some of the other teams that they’re playing, but I just want to go to watch the games.”
In the recruiting world it’s rare to see a kid commit so early and stick, but Wood said that he has no intentions of going anywhere else and has a good reason why.
“I just want to make my mom proud,” Wood said. “All my older brothers and sisters played high school sports, but never went anywhere after. Being that Florida State is my mom’s favorite school I’m just ready to make her proud.”
The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Wood is the No. 42 defensive tackle in the country and No. 2 in Florida.