Wood's setting up junior days

The Tigers have compiled a list of quarterbacks to target for the 2010 recruiting class, and one prospect hearing from the LSU staff early and often is Second Baptist signal caller Connor Wood.

One of the most highly touted quarterbacks in the Lone Star State, Connor Wood wrapped up his junior campaign with 2,248 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions on 166-of-264 passing.


The performance was good enough to take the Eagles to a 9-3 record, getting knocked out in the second round of the TAPPS playoffs by Liberty Christian, 24-20.


Now, Wood switches gears into a balancing act between basketball season and his recruitment.


"I am getting into basketball again, which has always been my main sport," Wood said. "I lived in Kansas for about ten years and grew up on basketball, so I don't want to have to hang up the sneakers just yet.


"Also, I am just keeping things running with the recruitment process picking up," added Wood. "Things are going pretty well on that front. Still talking to some coaches and just enjoying the process. Right now I am in the process of lining up some junior days to attend."


With the Tigers' Junior Day set for Jan. 31, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound prospect said that the calls have already been made to get him into Baton Rouge.


"Coach [Gary] Crowton called me the other day and was just catching up on things," he said. "He mentioned that he wanted me in town that weekend, and told me that I would be getting the forms in the mail. I get a lot of stuff from LSU, and a lot of schools, so I need to just sit down and make sure that the dates work out and hopefully I can get down there."


The Houston-signal caller has had an eye on the Tigers since early on his junior season.


"I like what LSU does on offense," Wood added. "They run some pro-style, putting the quarterback with a lot of takes from under center. But at the same time, there are a lot of shotgun sets which is a good blend.


Wood, like most top Texas talent for 2010, will be in Austin the weekend after signing day.


"Texas is one Junior Day that I know I will be at, the date being Feb. 8," he said. "I have been down to Austin for some games this past season, and the Junior Day weekend is just one where everyone gets back onto the campus and all that."


This past year, the 4-star took in the Georgia-LSU game in Baton Rouge, the Cincinnati-Oklahoma game in Norman, the Texas Tech-Texas A&M game in College Station, the Red River Rivalry game between the Sooners and the Longhorns in Dallas and the Rice, Missouri and A&M games in Austin.


Wood's talents recently got him invited to San Antonio for the Army All American junior combine, where he ran into a couple of 2010 prospects that the Tiger staff has become familiar with.


"I had a great time at the combine, and I got to hang out with a bunch of cool guys," he said. "I ran into Lache [Seastrunk] and Trevon [Reed], and they introduced me to Tony [Hurd Jr.]. We hit it off and the four of us spend the week together and went out to eat at night a bunch."


"I know Lache and Trevon from working out over at Rice dating back to last summer," he said. "Lache is just an unbelievable talent, and the same goes for Trovon and Tony. They are big time D-I athletes, and maybe even some teammates in the future, so it is really awesome to get in their and start working with them."


Wood holds offers from Iowa, Duke and Rice.


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