Lo Wood was a highly touted cornerback prospect from Central Florida power Apopka High School in Apopka, Florida in 2010. Wood decided to attend Notre Dame and the Fighting Irish had high hopes.
In 2010, Wood played in the first 11 game, mostly on special teams. A year later, Wood played in 10 of 13 games and had one interception, which he returned 57 yards for a touchdown. Before his junior year could get started, Wood injured his Achilles and missed the season.
In 2013, Wood returned to the field, but wasn’t productive.
Now, after graduating, he has decided to play for Miami (Ohio) during his final season and new head coach Chuck Martin.
“It was all about coach Martin and opportunity,” said Wood’s father, Lo Wood Sr via Eric Hansen of The South Bend Tribune. “Lo’s always liked and respected coach Martin. Lo accomplished his goal of reality, and that was getting a Notre Dame degree. Now it becomes about going after his dream, and that’s getting a chance to play to see if he can take his game to the NFL.”
Martin was the Irish’s defensive backs coach during Wood’s first two season and was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks’ coach over the last two seasons.
Former Irish quarterback Andrew Hendrix and tight end Alex Welsh are also playing for Miami (Ohio).