Wood excited for coming sophomore season

Rochester Adams quarterback hits the camps and readies for a new offense this season.

Rochester Adams has had plenty of football success lately, but this year, its offense will look a little bit different.

With former quarterback Matt Sokol now a tight end at Michigan State, sophomore Kyle Wood is taking the reins and the Highlanders will be looking to throw the ball more than teams are accustomed to seeing. So this offseason, the 6-foot, 188-pound quarterback is getting ready for the changes.

"We are putting in a new offense because basically Adams football is veer, run it up the gut, power football," Wood said. "This year, we are going to pass a little bit more so learning the new offense and reading coverage. Really learning how to read them and stuff like that. That's my key."

Wood has spent the summer hitting camps and looking to get better, including the two-day camp at Sound Mind Sound Body in Detroit.

"It was awesome competing with guys like Alex Malzone and Jayru Campbell and to learn from them and hear some tips from them," he said. "It was a really fun experience."

He heard from Indiana, Wayne State and some other Division 2 schools while at Sound Mind Sound Body. He then camped at Michigan State, Northwestern and Michigan the following week.

But as the season approaches, he is eager to see what Adams can do this fall.

"It's kind of mind blowing because I just remember in fourth grade watching those guys play and now I'm one of those guys playing under the lights," he said. "I'm really excited about this team we have. We have really good chemistry. I think we have a good chance because we have a lot of returning guys and lot of upcoming guys who will make a difference on the team."


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