Well, Somebody had to be first.
Everyone expected a few commitments to take place when Arizona opened its new facility on Saturday afternoon. Rumors kicked around in the weeks leading up to the event, and it didn't take long for the first prospect to pull the trigger.
Scottsdale (Ariz.) Chaparral tight end Trevor Wood made his choice at roughly 4:00 pacific time and helped the Wildcats kick off their anticipated event with a bang. Immediately following his choice,. the three-star tight end was caught up in the moment.
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This, apparently, was no time to chat. Wood didn't have any desire to talk at length about his choice in the aftermath of his commitment. Instead, he elected to soak in the evening and push off any extended interviews until Sunday morning. The only thing he offered on Saturday was a confirmation of his commitment via text message and a shorty explanation.
"I couldn't see myself going anywhere else after some of my visits here," Wood said by text. "I'm going to carry on the tradition in my family at play at Arizona with my brother."
A 6-foot-6, 238-pound tight end with sure hands, Wood missed the majority of his junior season due to injury but had a solid offseason on the camp circuit. He shined at the Rivals Camp Series event in Phoenix and was a standout in multiple 7-on-7 events.
Currently ranked as the No. 13 tight end in America, Wood could improve that number by bouncing back from his injury as a senior.