Wood And Oregon Showing Mutual Interest

Already with seven offers under his belt, Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chapparal tight end Trevor Wood is eyeing more offers and hoping they come soon.

A big, physical prospect at 6-foot-5, 235-pounds, Trevor Wood is already making an impression on Pac-12 schools, holding offers from six conference members.

Wood has also been hearing from Oregon, a school known to utilize its tight ends in multiple ways depending on the package. He has heard from defensive line coach Ron Aiken and tight ends coach Tom Osborne, and according to Wood, Osborne definitely likes his skill set.

"He just likes that I'm big and physical," Wood said. "Also that I have receiver skills too. I have the ability to go out and create mismatches on smaller guys and outrun linebackers."

Having already visited, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Washington, Arizona and Arizona State, Wood hopes to add Oregon to that list, but said he will have to sit down and figure out a time to make it happen after spring football ends. As a program that has become a conference power over the past five seasons, Wood doesn't want to pass up an opportunity to check it out.

"They are a premier program," Wood said. "They do have a history of great tight ends and I like their up-tempo offense. I like that a lot. I feel like I can fit their offense well with my size and my speed and I feel like I can do good things there."

Though Wood has several appealing attributes, he cites his ability to read defenses and quick decision making as qualities that coaches will discover as the recruiting process continues.

"Those are accents of my game that you can't really tell by watching film, but I feel like if they come out and watch they'll be able to see that," Wood said.

When it comes to making a choice, Wood is direct in what he wants in a program.

"I want to go in and be able to make an impact on a program as a freshman," Wood said. "I feel like that's a big key and I want to go to a place that is family oriented. I want to go to a place where the team is my family and I know everybody will have my back."

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