State’s Top QB Prospect Snags A Longhorn Offer

It was a wild weekend for Houston Second Baptist quarterback Connor Wood. One of the state’s top quarterback prospects in the class of 2010, Wood made the trip to Austin on Sunday for Texas’ first Junior Day, culminating an eventful 24 hours for the Bayou City signal caller.
“I had a basketball game Saturday at 7, I showered at the school and then drove to Austin and spent the night there,” said Wood. “I met with Coach (Mack) Brown at 8 on Sunday morning and got my offer.”The latter part of Wood’s description of a dizzying 13 hours between the tip off of his basketball game and his meeting with Brown – the Longhorns extending him a scholarship offer – was the biggest news to come out of the weekend for the 6-foot-4, 200-pound quarterback.Wood was a frequent visitor to Austin during the 2008 football season, but he said the Junior Day trip was a visit unlike any other he had experienced because it gave him a different look at the campus.“I took the tour and went through the player panel, then we ate lunch and we got to meet with the president of the university,” said Wood. “It was a great, fun day.”“I was excited because I had never actually seen the school before,” Wood added. “I had only seen the stadium and had not gotten to see the dorms or anything so from that standpoint it was a really good day.”Wood, who currently ranks No. 6 on the Inside Texas 2010 Top 100, did not commit during his visit but still very much looks at Texas in a positive light.“I felt very comfortable being there,” said Wood. “Texas is a very friendly place.”There have been unconfirmed reports swirling that Graham quarterback Case McCoy committed to the Longhorns over the weekend (as of late Sunday evening, McCoy had not spoken to any media to confirm). Wood says that he heard the rumor but he is also not fazed, nor is his perception of the Texas program altered by the possibility of the Horns bringing in more than one quarterback in the class. “I won’t change much,” said Wood. “There is going to be competition everywhere and it is the school’s choice if they want to bring in two underclassmen quarterbacks.”Wood’s offer from Texas adds to his impressive list, which has grown quite considerably over the last six weeks. Wood has added offers from Arizona, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma (where he visited for a Junior Day two weekends ago) and TCU.Wood says that right now he does not plan on making any more Junior Day visits but his plans are subject to change.“I don’t plan (on making more trips) but it’s really up in the air at this point,” said Wood. “My plans could change.”