Wood Intrigued By the Tigers

TSD.com takes a look at the quarterback position for the class of 2010, where Second Baptist's Connor Wood figures to be one of the Tigers' top QB targets. TSD caught up with Connor to chat about his summer, his future, and the recruiting process.

Wood (6-4, 194, 4.61) is being touted as one of top quarterbacks in the country for 2010 after a sophomore display of 2200 yards passing with 24 touchdowns along with 389 yards rushing and another seven scores.

The Second Baptist product is taking a quick vacation before a flurry of activity to finish off the month of July.

"I'll be playing in the seven-on-seven tournament July 10th and 11th," he said. "After that I'm heading to Texas A&M for their camp on July 13, and then I'll be down at LSU for camp July 20."

As if that wasn't enough activity, Wood spent the month of June touring many of the camps the region has to offer.

"I've been going everywhere," Wood laughed. "I was at Baylor and Georgia and Texas. I've been able to get some rest since all the June camps so I'll be treating these last two camps with the same seriousness as all the others. "

What does he hope to gain from such a hectic summer schedule?

"Right now it's just about doing well, meeting the coaches and getting to see the campuses," he said. "Honestly it's been hard to get a feel for all of them because everything seems so great at every school. I've had a blast."

Wood says he considers himself a pro-style quarterback who can make plays with his feet when necessary, similar to a Matthew Stafford or a Colt McCoy.

"I'm not necessarily Michael Vick," he said. "But I'm in the 4.6-4.7 range in the 40 and I'll move the ball any way I possibly can. My coaches have utilized my feet a lot on play action and just straight run plays."

Wood said playbooks do not concern him too much when it comes to considering schools.

"I definitely feel like I'm a pro-style quarterback," he said. "But I can make plays with my feet, and even schools like Texas and LSU that run shotgun formations work from under center. I feel like I'd fit in any offense."

When asked, Wood said his interest in the Tigers had a lot to do with LSU offensive coordinator Gary Crowton.

"Coach Crowton actually came out to my school right before spring practice began," he said. "I got his card and I've talked to him on the phone a few times. He said he's really excited that I'm coming down to camp. I've never actually been to LSU so I'm really excited about checking out the campus and meeting Coach Crowton and Coach Miles. And obviously a national championship is a great thing to have on your resume too."

After summer camps, the focus will strictly be on the 2008 season, where Connor says he has plenty to improve on before it comes time to select a college.

"I really want to focus on my footwork," he said. "I want to be able to throw it wherever I am on the field, so I've been working lots of agility drills. I've also been in the film room a lot with my offensive coordinator just getting prepared. And I'm actually spending a lot of time looking at defenses that are more complex than what I'll probably see in high school, just as a way of getting ready."

Even with two seasons of high school football remaining, it's easy to see why Connor Wood is one to watch for in 2010.


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