2016 OT Carter Wood Camps at MSU

Starkville (MS) Academy class of 2016 offensive lineman Carter Wood talks about his Mississippi State camp experience.

  • Name: Carter Wood
  • Classification: 2016
  • High School: Starkville (MS) Academy
  • Position: Offensive Tackle
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-5, 280
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Central Arkansas, Memphis, Mississippi State, South Alabama, Southern Mississippi, Troy, Vanderbilt

  • Wood was impressed with his camp experience.

    "I liked the intensity," he said. "It was much higher than I am used to. And Coach Hevesy's knowledge of the game is very high."

    He felt like he learned several things while at the camp.

    "I mainly learned about how I bend, my knees, my feet, where I should keep my hands when I punch, technique stuff like that," said Wood.

    Mississippi State offensive coach John Hevesy likes Wood's potential.

    "Coach Hevesy said I have the feet, have the knowledge, but he said he wants to see me perform at my potential," said Wood.

    He enjoyed being coached by Hevesy.

    "It is cool to be coached by him," said Wood. "I have known him for about 6 years. Our family, another family and his family kind of hang out together. I have become close to him."

    Wood has grown up a fan of Mississippi State.

    "I have been to just about every home game that I could possibly go to," he said. "I have been to away games, to bowl games. I have grown up around Mississippi State."

    Mississippi State is one of several schools showing interest in him.

    "Central Arkansas is showing interest in me," said Wood. "D.J. Looney, who played and coached at Mississippi State, coaches at Central Arkansas now and he said he really likes me. Troy sent a coach to my school about a month ago and said they would like to get more film of me. Mississippi State has sent a couple of posters and letters. Coach Hevesy said he really wanted me to come to camp here so that he could evaluate me."

    Wood has been very active on the college camp scene this summer.

    "I went to Troy last Thursday, Central Arkansas Sunday, going to Memphis Thursday, next week I think I am going to South Alabama, Vanderbilt, and maybe back to Central Arkansas," said Wood.

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