Conner Wood Taking a Look at Texas

Second Baptist junior quarterback Conner Wood is one of the top quarterbacks in Texas for the class of 2010 and the Horns are one of the QBs that the Horns will take a look at. Wood is also taking a look at the Horns...

Two weekends ago, Conner Wood (6-4, 195, 4.92) made the trip to Dallas for the Red River Shootout between Oklahoma and Texas.

Wood said it was enjoyable seeing the high octane offenses that he might be running one day going back and forth against one another.

"You never had to wait for anything," Wood said. "Whenever the Longhorn offense was off the field, I got a chance to see what (Oklahoma quarterback) Sam (Bradford) and the Sooner offense could do. It was pretty entertaining to watch. The stadium is not that big, but it definitely got pretty loud."

Yet, unlike most Texans, Wood had no favorite heading into the rivalry.

"I grew up in Kansas, so I didn't really follow Texas or Oklahoma," Wood said. "I knew about them, but I didn't grow up a fan of either by any means."

Though the Houston-native had no loyalties on the line, he was interested in the different offenses each team ran, and how he might fit into them down the road.

"I really liked seeing how each team used their quarterback," Wood said. "On one hand you had the pro-style pocket passing at Oklahoma, and then you have the offense that spreads it out like Texas and lets the quarterback make plays with his feet."

Along with schools like Texas, OU, Texas A&M and Baylor, Wood is also taking a look at the LSU Tigers. Wood said he's been interested in LSU for a while.

"I like a little more dynamic in the play calling, and you see that with LSU," Wood said. "I have always been interested in LSU, just realizing the caliber of football played there. But things really sunk in last spring when (offensive coordinator Gary) Crowton came to my school. I was just living in my own world, and a coach from the National Champions was at my school to check me out. That was just a big deal. It hit me then, and I knew that interest was there on my part if they were coming after me."

This weekend, Wood will make his first trip to Tiger Stadium.

"The Georgia game should be a great time," Wood said. "Of course, I have heard lots of great things about Tiger Stadium. I am just ready to check it out for myself. It should be a good chance to get to meet everyone in Baton Rouge and start to get a feel for the atmosphere."

Most of the schools Wood is interested in lay in the state of Texas, but he's willing to go further for college. "I am not scared to leave the state if the fit is right," Wood said. "I want to stay in the south, but that doesn't mean I am staying in Texas. I am going to find the place that fits me the best and go with it. I have a lot of options that will come my way."

Wood currently holds offers from Iowa and Duke.

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