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Updated April 29, 2008...
Lo Wood is a Class of 2010 cornerback that had a breakout performance last season against Byrnes High School in South Carolina. Wood is a 5-10, 165 pound cornerback that played for Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, but recently transferred to Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida.
Most high school defensive backs play in zone coverage, but Wood is a true cover man defensive back. Last year he held Ricco Sanders, the highly touted wide receiver from Byrnes to zero catches. After that performance and an impressive Nike camp performance, he’s starting to receive some interest early.
“I’m getting interest from Auburn right now,” he said. “Growing up I didn’t have a favorite team, I liked all colleges. My top schools are LSU, Auburn, Georgia, and South Carolina. Georgia stands out over all of them and I like how they play their defense and how physical they are.”
Wood runs a 4.49 40 time and is aggressive on the field. This season for Apopka he will also play wide receiver. Playing on the offensive side is something that Wood believes will help him on the defensive side of the ball.
“My biggest strength on the field is that I can play cover man,” Wood said. “I want to work on my catching before I go to college. I’m looking forward to playing receiver this year because it will help my catching ability.”
While Wood is a Florida prospect he says that location isn’t a big factor with him. He’s also looking for a school that can offer the best education for him.
“Location is not a big factor with me,” he said. “I’m looking for a good school with a good education. Even if I make it to the pros, I want to go to college for four years. I also want a school that has good coaches and a good football team.”
As Wood gets settled in at Apopka and prepares for next season, he also plans on visiting a camp this summer to showcase his skills. His decision is a tough one though as he’s deciding between two SEC powers on what camp to attend.
“This summer I have to decide whether I am going to Florida’s camp or Auburn’s camp,” he said. “I already went to a camp up at Auburn and I liked how their campus looked.”
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