Louisville became the third to offer Arizona Western College tight end Dominick Wood-Anderson a scholarship offer, joining Iowa State and Utah in expressing its high interest in the rising junior college standout.
"I'm feeling good about the offer just because it's one of my dream schools," he told Cardinal Authority. "I was just saying two days ago that I want this offer so bad. It's just always been a school I was interested in."
Last season, his first at Arizona Western, the 6-foot-6, 255-pound Wood-Anderson hauled in 14 catches for 218 yards and two touchdowns. It was his first season playing the position.
A native of Spring Valley, Calif., an eastern suburb of San Diego, Wood-Anderson played a different role for the Steele Canyon High School football team. He also starred for the school's basketball team. He credits his prior experience to helping him become an effective tight end that is drawing FBS attention.
"I played quarterback and defensive end in high school," he said. "I think being a quarterback and switching to a tight end helped me because I kind of know what the quarterback is expecting. I know where to sit in the coverage, things like that. I think playing defensive end helps me be a better tight end because when I block defensive ends I kind of know what's coming sometime."
The growing attention from Power 5 programs is new for Woods-Anderson, who says he will "take his time" in making a college decision.
"I think it's been a great process so far," he said. "I didn't have the attention I'm getting now coming out of high school so all this is a blessing."