Wood, who plays a little bit of everything for the Buffaloes, pledged to the Sooners on Sept. 28 but hasn’t let that change the way he has approached his senior season.
Primarily a quarterback for McAlester, Wood seems to be OU’s answer to the tight end dilemma for the Class of 2015.
“He’s the same kid he was before he committed,” McAlester coach Bryan Pratt said. “Nothing has changed at all.”
Wood always wanted to end his recruitment quickly so he can focus on bringing a state championship to McAlester. That quest continues Thursday night at Noble in one of the rare chances for OU fans to see Wood without having to travel that far.
Through six games, Wood has rushed for 637 yards on 79 attempts with eight touchdowns. He has caught two touchdowns, and he is 65-of-101 for 857 yards with eight touchdowns and one interception passing.
Wood is the definition of a late bloomer. Injuries hampered him throughout his sophomore and junior seasons, but he has been OK as a senior. And once film got out there about what he could do as a tight end, schools took notice.
OU tight ends coach Jay Boulware obviously cannot talk about Wood, but he inferred about how OU will use all of its high school resources it can when trying to find those diamonds in the rough.
Wood appears to be just another in that long line of them.
Overton, Torre highlight battle
A lot of OKPreps games are Thursday but one key Friday one is between Jenks and Edmond Santa Fe as district play heats up.
Jenks has started to look like itself in winning its last three games, while Edmond Santa Fe could use a signature win like this to get it rolling during the latter stages of the season.
Jenks features OU defensive tackle commit Marquise Overton, who has been dominant this season for the Trojans. And he’ll have to be again to contain the one-two punch of quarterback Keaton Torre and running back Darran Williams.
Torre, one of the top quarterbacks for the 2016 class, committed to Louisville two weeks ago. Williams, a star on the rise, has rushed for a ridiculous 1,219 yards and 16 touchdowns this season.