2010 is shaping up to be a very important year when it comes to recruiting Central Florida for the Michigan Wolverines. With Orlando Dr. Phillip's standout Ricardo Miller already in the fold and Michigan well out in front for several other prospects, the Wolverines are hoping to pluck another prospect from Apopka in standout junior cornerback Lo Wood.
"We've already finished our regular season," Wood told GoBlueWolverine. "We're 8-2 and getting ready for the playoffs. I had five interceptions, 20 tackles, one blocked field goal, and four tackles for a loss. We have a bye this week and then we start the playoffs, but we lost our district championship."
With his season going almost as exactly as he had planned, Wood recently tripped to Michigan with long time friend Ricardo Miller for the Wolverines' match-up against in-state rival the Spartans. Even though the Maize and Blue fell that day, it didn't dampen Wood's spirits.
"It went very well, it was a great trip. I enjoyed it a lot. The fans knew my name. I know Greg Mathews because we train together. I talked to him a bit and he told me it's a great place to come and they got a great weight program and they'll take care of me if I go there. The coaches are cool, they had me laughing. They introduced me to their families; they're cool coaches. It was just amazing, and how loud it was! I can see myself playing there."
With such a resounding response to his unofficial visit, did any teammates or his friend Ricardo Miller put any pressure on him to pull the trigger for Michigan?
"They're telling me I should go and we could all make a big impact. It's so comfortable and with people I know."
Wood has not received an offer just yet, but the Michigan coaches did give him some good news.
"They're trying to wait a little bit, but they said they're trying to come down and see one of my playoff games."
And if-and-when the offer comes?
"I might jump at it, but I might just wait."
So with the possibility of jumping straight at an offer from the Wolverines, does that leave them all alone at the top of Lo's leader board?
"Right now Michigan and Florida are at the top. Florida is showing high interest. It doesn't matter who offers first, I'll still look at everything."
If he and his Apopka teammates can keep advancing, an offer could come his way if the Wolverine coaches like what they see in his playoff run.
Lo Wood Kinda-Sees Himself At Michigan
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