Connor Wood talks about recruiting

Junior quarterback Connor Wood of Houston Second Baptist wrapped up his 2008 campaign with a state quarterfinal loss in the playoffs to Argyle Liberty Christian. Wood has already turned his attention to the hardwood for the Eagles, but not before he spoke with Burnt Orange Beat about his 9-3 junior season, his unofficial visits, and the recruiting process.

Houston Second Baptist's Connor Wood (6-4, 210) has had a very busy schedule for the last several months. In addition to leading his Eagle team into the TAPPS playoffs, Connor has spent a lot of time traveling to see potential college campuses to get a feel for the universities and their football teams.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Wood and his family caught two rivalry games – Texas and Texas A&M in Austin and then Georgia and Georgia Tech in Athens. The trips show the interest that Wood is drawing from college recruiters.

"I always like to see the Lone Star Showdown game, but it is sad to see your brother get beat that bad," said Wood, referring to his older brother, Jeff, who is a walk on tight end for the Aggies.

Wood attended three games in Austin this season (Rice, Missouri, and A&M), the Cincinnati game in Norman, LSU-Georgia in Baton Rouge, the Texas Tech game in College Station, and the Red River Rivalry game in Dallas.

"It is an honor to get an opportunity to visit a big BCS school," said Wood.

Wood also made the summer camp circuit last offseason by attending camps at Texas A&M, Texas, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, LSU, and Baylor.

Wood mentioned that the Texas coaches always shown a lot of interest in him when he visits Austin.

"The coaches are all first class guys – not only coaches, but men. Coach (Greg) Davis is a great teacher and quarterback coach. And I have always been a fan of Coach Applewhite," added Wood.

"I am an open game right now," said Wood, referring to his recruitment.

Wood has already picked up junior day invites from Texas and Texas A&M. Wood also already received official offers from Iowa, Duke, and Rice.


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