Football: Santa Clara's Wood commits early to Notre Dame
Highly-touted Santa Clara RB Cierre Wood has committed to Notre Dame, according to a report by Rivals.com. Wood is considered one of the top RBs in the nation and his decision comes just days after narrowing his collegiate choices to UCLA or the Fighting Irish.
Wood made the commitment after meeting with Notre Dame Coach Charlie Weis on Saturday morning. Wood is in South Bend this weekend on an unofficial visit to watch the Irish play their annual Blue-Gold game.
I really didn’t think the running menace would make a decision so soon. I thought he might opt to take the Darrell Scott route and make his choice public after his senior season and in front of TV cameras. But, this is the way to go. Now, Wood can focus on his senior year and, hopefully, help make the Saints a division title contender.
-- Austin Knoblauch
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