Since the dead period ended last month things have been picking up for Lebanon (Tenn.) Friendship Christian offensive guard Andrew Wood. The 6-foot-3, 285-pounder is now up to seven offers, with an SEC school being the latest to join the list.
"I think the Mississippi State offer I just got surprised me the most," Wood said. "It's an SEC and that's exciting for me because I grew up watching the SEC."
Wood added that he doesn't know a ton about the program, but he has seen them play several times in recent years.
"Both my parents are Auburn alums so I grew up watching them play Auburn every year so I know a little bit about them," he said. "I'm going to try to get up there for their junior day on Feb. 22."
As far as the Tigers, he's heard from them a little bit, but would like to hear more.
"As a little kid that was my favorite school," Wood said. "As I've grown up it's not the same but I still watch them play. They're talking to me a little bit and their coach came by a couple of weeks ago so we'll see what happens."
While James Franklin was at Vanderbilt, Wood had the Commodores high on his list. However, he's yet to connect with the new staff. In the meantime, Franklin and company have continued to recruit him from his new job at Penn State.
"Penn State has been reaching out a little bit," Wood said. "I think they might offer soon."
Wood spent Saturday at Duke's junior day and said the Blue Devils continue to push for his services.
"They're still on me pretty heavy," he said. "They had a great season. I've been watching and keeping up with them and what they were able to do this past season was impressive."