The former University of North Carolina commit was seeking better competition. After going through practice at Hinds C.C., Wood learned that 14 of his current hours would not transfer. Wood headed back to Louisburg.
"I just wasn't ready to give up 14 credit hours," stated D'Andre Wood. "That's a lot of work (laugh)."
Despite being on the move, college coaches knew where to find Wood.
What does the talented DB like about the schools recruiting him?
"I really like Vandy but I'll have to work hard to get in school there. I need a 3.0 to make it. They don't take many JUCO guys. I'm from South Carolina and 80% of their staff is too. Louisville has always been there for me. They were the ones that set me up at Hinds. I love their coaches. North Carolina is where I originally committed. I plan on visiting there for the UConn game. I haven't heard much from Ole Miss. Kent Austin was recruiting me when I was at Hinds but I haven't heard much from him. I've tried to call him a couple of times but I couldn't get him."
Does Wood have a favorite?
"Right now Vandy and Louisville are way out in front. If I make the grades, I'm going to Vandy. If I don't make the grades to get in Vandy, I'm going to Louisville."
What's the season been like for the former UNC commit?
"It's going pretty good. We have a lot of people focusing on themselves. Everyone wants to do another person's job. I think we'll get it together though."
What does Wood feel is his greatest strength on the field?
"I'm a tackler. I will come up and hit you. I also am not afraid to jump a route. I'm not going to let a curl or a slant happen in front of me. I think I need to work on my timing. Timing is important for a DB and it's always something you can improve on."
Wood currently has 11 tackles and 4 pass deflections. He plans on visiting Louisville, Vandy and North Carolina. Due to his redshirt year, Wood will have 3 years of eligibility at his next destination. He plans to graduate in May.