Wood learns more about A&M coaches

Second Baptist QB Conner Wood says he had a chance to learn a lot more about the A&M coaching staff this weekend, but does he have a list of favorites yet? Aggie Websider's Dallas Shipp visits with Wood about his most recent trip to Aggieland and what his timetable is for making a decision.

He'd already been to College Station this year for a camp and the 7-on-7 State Championship—not to mention in the past to watch his brother Jeff, a junior walkon quarterback, on the sidelines at Kyle Field. But this trip, Second Baptist Quarterback Conner Wood said he got to take hs visit to a new level.

"I knew I liked (A&M) before, I had kind of seen it all before at past camps and whatnot, but I felt I got to know the coaches and the school a lot better this past weekend than I did at the camp earlier in the summer," Wood said, "but I expected that because there was only a select few guys that were there."

Wood said he was particularly excited to visit with A&M quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley, who spent a lot of one-on-one time with the junior quarterback.

"I got to know coach Rossley a lot and he's really excited about what A&M should do this year with the new coaching staff. He says they have something to prove this season," Wood said. "We talked about the offense and the west coast and I kind of got to know what the quarterbacks do in practice and what's expected of them. I was definitely convinced they treat their players like professionals and it's a business type attitude. I like that about the staff. Hopefully I can go up to College Station this fall and see what they do."

Conner said his brother Jeff, who Conner got to spend time with over the weekend as well, has started campaigning a little harder for the Aggies lately as well.

"He definitely wants me to go there and I don't blame him, A&M is a great school," Wood said. "I had a great time there and I'll be up there pretty regularly to go see him play this fall."

While Wood does not have a list of favorites, or a top-five or anything as of yet, he does list Georgia, A&M, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas and Baylor as the schools have shown the most interest so far.

"It's an unbelievable experience and process that's been happening to me over the last few months," Wood said. "There are thousands of people who play football across the country who would love to have the opportunity I have. For me to be in the mix, I'm very star struck and feel extremely blessed."

The A&M visit is the last recruiting event that Wood has planned for this summer, as two-a-days get cranked up next Monday. He says he hopes to lead his Second Baptist team to a state title this year, and he's now entirely focused on working hard to pursue that goal.

"I feel like that era with the camps has come and gone and now they just have to evaluate my junior year," Wood said. "We start two a days next Monday so I'm kind of out of that recruiting mode now. I'm focused on winning a state championship with my team and working with my teammates."

Wood said he understands that recruiting continues to move further and further up on the calendar, especially for quarterbacks, and he plans on making a decision in the spring or early summer.




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