Monday, March 4, 2013
Arizona TE Wood is good to go, finally
By Erik McKinney
The Arizona-based "Those Guys" team didn't come away with the championship at the Las Vegas NLA 7-on-7 over the weekend, but for tight end Trevor Wood (Scottsdale, Ariz./Chaparral), just getting out on a football field was victory enough.
The 6-foot-5, 230-pound tight end missed most of his junior season after he underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum, suffered in the second game of the season. He also saw his sophomore year cut short when he missed six games due to mono. So after 10 pins in his shoulder, five months of rehab and another few weeks of fighting his way back into playing shape, Wood is looking forward to his time on the field.
"Words can't describe how excited I am for this next year," he said. "Just to be healthy and be full-bore and show what I'm made of."
Wood gave a glimpse of that this past weekend, as he could not be covered during Saturday's action. He left little doubt as to why Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, Utah and Washington all have offered scholarships, despite limited high school film. But those schools aren't the only ones showing interest, as Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford are also in the mix. The Ducks seem to be in a good position for the big tight end.
"Nothing is set yet with visits, but I would definitely want to visit Oregon," Wood said. "I want to see what they're made of. They're always a contender and a good program, and I feel I could fit that style of offense with my size and speed. I like how quick their offensive tempo is."
Wood is a pure tight end going forward but said his skill set allows him to fill a variety of roles at that position, something Oregon does a good job utilizing.
"I like being in a three-point stance, being flexed out and lining up out wide," Wood said. "I feel like they do that with their tight ends."