Family Affair for 2010

Everywhere you look Lo Wood and his father Lo Wood, Sr. have connections to the University of Florida. Father and son have been to Florida many times over the last couple of years but the most recent trip for Friday Night Lights was a bit different. This time they would get to see what all the fuss was about.

"The facilities were awesome," Lo Wood said. "All of it, especially the weight room, I can see myself getting bigger, stronger and faster in that place. I have been to a lot of camps and with some of the top guys in the country but this was by far the best one yet. I only had one lucky catch on me out of 17 attempts so I felt like I performed at a high level. I would say A+."

Lo Wood is a 5-11, 170-pound corner back that transferred from Dr. Phillips High School to Apopka High School. Currently running in the 4.49 range that time will certainly go down working with his dad's speed training company.

At one point while seen breaking up a pass, head coach Urban Meyer, coach Chuck Heater and coach Vance Bedford were all seen giving Wood a hug. All the prospects on the field for Friday Night Lights had pressure, but Wood felt a different kind of pressure because Willie and Terry Jackson were in attendance, both cousins to the Wood family.

Lo Wood could see himself playing for the Gators and spending the next four or five years of his life in Gainesville but said it's up to the Gators.

"I feel that would be great but it's up to the Gators," he said. "It felt like home, but more homely than Auburn was, even though Auburn was nice."

Wood has participated in camps at both Florida and Auburn. As for the other teams that are showing him interest it's a who's who of college football with LSU, Georgia, USC along with Florida and Auburn. When asked which players he was impressed with at Friday Night Lights, Wood responded quickly with three names, Dre Kirkpatrick, Jheranie Boyd and Nukeesee Richardson.

We ended on an interesting note when I asked him what the rest of his summer plans look like.

"Apopka Blue Darters will keep me busy until the season and my dad with his speed training company. Both training is real hard especially my dad just ask Lorenzo Edwards and Jai Howard. He trained them in high school and the offseason."

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