Weis Gives Wood More To Think About

Connor Wood is in the process of trying to find out as much as he can about Notre Dame.

Looking to make a verbal commitment in the next few weeks, the 6-foot-4, 203-pound quarterback from Second Baptist School in Houston, Texas, was given more to think about, when two days ago, Irish head coach Charlie Weis offered him a scholarship.

Weis' offer definitely puts Notre Dame in the mix to land the four-star standout and Scout.com top-100 player, as Wood said he is still considering all of his opportunities.

"We're very excited," Wood said of him and his family. "That's huge to get one from Notre Dame. It's one of the best historical schools in football. I'm a big fan of coach Weis, and loved seeing him coach the Patriots and coach Tom Brady. He was really cool to talk to, and it was a sweet experience."

It has also been a sweet experience racking up scholarship offers.

This past fall, Wood completed 63 percent of his passes for 2,248 yards and 20 touchdowns, to just four interceptions, and has since garnered full-rides from the likes of Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, Texas A&M, Stanford, Missouri and Nebraska.

Like his efficiency on the field, Wood has done the same thing with the recruiting process, taking trips to Austin, Norman, Athens, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, Death Valley and College Station, so he can properly evaluate those programs. He has also read a lot of literature from the schools that have offered, and talked with several coaches.

"I have a good idea of what schools I can see myself at, and what ones I can't see myself at," Wood explained.

Notre Dame doesn't really fall into either group for Wood yet. The Irish fall into the intrigued category, until Wood can do more research on the program.

"I'm going to try and get a hold of coach Weis again or coach (Rob) Ianello this week," Wood said. "They said they're going to send some more stuff in the mail, and send me more information about them.

Both Weis and Ianello were able to talk up the school to Wood when they offered.

"They gave their two sense about Notre Dame and how it's a special place, and I agree with them," Wood said. "Historically, it's one of the greatest football programs ever in college football. They didn't have to explain much on that. They just kind of shared information about the business school, some different schools there, and their social life and things like that.

"I'm going to sit down with my parents and talk about the pros and cons of each school, and if we feel really good about Notre Dame, we'll go take a visit."

Wherever Wood decides to play his college football, he'll be doing so as an early enrollee.

"It's just going to be whatever school I have that gut feeling about, where I feel the most comfortable," Wood said. "A place where if I committed to a school, and the day after I was in a crash and paralyzed forever, I'd want to go to a school where I feel great at and comfortable at, and just feel at home."

The way Wood has gone through the recruiting process, it won't take him long to figure out if that place is Notre Dame or not.

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