Trevor Wood's offer list isn't what he expected. Not at this point. And, truth be told, it's not what it's supposed to be. It stands at four; Arizona, Arizona State, Washington and Utah. The end.
That's what missing the majority of your junior season with an injury will do for you.
Wood, a junior at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral, is considered a top-flight tight end. He has the build. He has the speed. He has the measurables and the track record. Problem is, he also has a torn labrum. The injury, which occurred two weeks into the season, didn't stop his recruitment, but it tapped the brakes a time or two.
"I thought my recruiting would be at a higher level, but if I would have stayed healthy and performed the way I wanted to, I'd have more," Wood said. "I don't think it has slowed me down, but it's the same as it was before the season.
"Like, Oklahoma told me they were going to offer when I went there on me visit, but they didn't offer me then."
And so bullet point No. 1 on Wood's list is to finish mending his injury. He remains in contact with Oregon, Oregon State, and LSU in addition to the Sooners, but those conversations are secondary as of now. Wood's world is all about rehab.
"I'm running routes again," Wood said. "I'm starting to feel like I'm back in football mode. I have a schedule, but I'm not too far ahead of it. I'm not so far ahead of it that I'm risking getting hurt. I still have a ways to go."
For now, the only concrete plan this side of getting healthy is a trip to Oregon for an offseason camp. Wood has squared that away with Ducks assistant Tom Osborne. He's entertaining the idea of camping at LSU as well.
As for the rest of his travel schedule? That's being played by ear.
"I might hit Oregon State while I'm up at Oregon," he said. "I'm really not sure yet. I definitely want to take as many trips as possible, though."
Wood offers no favorites and says he'll narrow his focus after the summer-camp circuit. He hopes to have a short list by the time he starts his senior season.
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