Connor Wood, a 6-foot-4, 195-pound quarterback from Second Baptist High School in Houston, Texas emerged on the recruiting radar with a strong performance at the UnderArmour/Scout.com Combine in Dallas.
"I would say that the whole recruiting process really went to that next level after that Scout.com Combine," Wood explained. "Schools started coming by the school and watching me at spring practice."
Wood has been excited for the opportunities to throw at some of the elite camps and combines, but now he is focused on trying to capture a seven-on-seven State Championship.
"I have a blast doing seven-on-seven and we just qualified for State last weekend," Wood informed. "We have been looking good. We had all of our starters back and that helped out a lot. We are all excited about qualifying for the State tournament on July 10th."
Wood believes his ability to make something happen is one of his strongest assets on the field.
"I would say my strength is making plays on the run or making the broken plays," Wood said. "I can make plays when I get pressure or if I get pushed out of the pocket. I can make plays with my feet and that worked well this past season."
There have been a multitude of college programs keeping close tabs on the talented prospect.
"OSU, OU, Texas, Arizona, and Missouri, are all the schools that actually came by the school and talked to my coach and watched film with him."
Wood is not trying to form a favorites list yet, but he is definitely more familiar with the schools in the Big 12.
"I really can not differentiate right now between any of the schools, because all of them are wining programs with great coaches and great schools," Wood began.
"My brother plays ball at Texas A&M, so I definitely get to hear a lot about them and what is going on and how things really go over there."
"OU has won the Big 12 Championship for about the last 500 years, so they are really successful in the Big 12 and so is Texas. They won a National Championship in 05. You can not say enough great things about all of the schools, but the Big 12 is attractive."
As a sophomore Wood passed for 2,200 yards and 23 touchdowns and added an additional seven scores on the ground to go along with another 300-400 yards.