Tanner Wood Ready To Get To K-State

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Defensive End/Outside Linebacker Tanner Wood of Conway Springs, KS signed with the Kansas State Wildcats on National Signing Day. Look inside for a photo and quotes from Wood.

"Signing Day went real well," said Wood. "The whole school was there. I signed the letter and had one of my parents sign the letter and I'm ready to go. It feels really good to end the recruiting process. It's something I'd been waiting on. I'm glad to become a part of the Wildcat program.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound running back/linebacker was a four-year starter for Cardinals football. He was named the Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, a Parade All-American honorable mention, All State (Kansas Class 3A) and All-Central Plains League on both sides of the ball, a member of the Kansas Top 11 by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle and invited to the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl. Wood was won a Class 3A state championship as a junior with the Conway Springs Cardinals.

There was't much Wood didn't do in his senior season. On defense, he had 106 tackles, one interception, and three fumble recoveries. Offensively, he rushed for 2709 yards and 43 touchdowns. He had one of the greatest games in high school football on October 19th against Anthony-Harper-Chaparral when he rushed for 659 yards and 9 touchdowns. Wood also passed for six touchdowns, had seven punts, and returned seven kickoffs in his senior season. There's little doubt he'll give the Wildcat coaching staff plenty of options on where to use him.

"Right now I'm just rehabbing my shoulder," said Wood. "I'm going to be [at Kansas State] on June 2nd so I'm trying to get ready. I'd like to see the field as much as possible next season. I'm going in and show the coaches my work ethic and try to leave a good impression on them."

Wood also played basketball and track and field at Conway Springs, located about 160 miles south of Manhattan.

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