"It was great...the campus was awesome," said Wood. "I made it official and committed to Coach Petrino while there."
The 6'5, 265 offensive lineman chose the Cardinals over interest from a number of regional schools, but it came down to the U of L and one of its rivals.
Woods continued to explain that the Cardinals offensive line coach, Mike Summers, was a big reason for his decision to come to Louisville.
"I like him a lot," Wood explained. "He is one of the main reasons that I committed. He is real personal and is a no-nonsense kind of guy, which is what I like."
Woods also stated that he has thought about the possibility of blocking for Brian Brohm should he commit to Louisville as well.
"I've thought about it a few times," continued Woods. "He's awesome. We played Trinity my junior year and they were the only team to beat us. He was amazing in that game. He'd be unbelievable to block for."
Eric, who is fully eligible, helped Elder High School win its second consecutive state championship this fall. He was a 1st Team All-League choice.