With Progressive Christian (Md.) ending its athletic program at the end of last year, Darrick Wood knew he would have to go elsewhere for his junior year of high school.
On Monday, he decided to head to Huntington Prep (W. Va.) to play for head coach Rob Fulford.
“[I] just wanted to make sure I was in the best situation,” Wood said in a text message.
He chose the Express over St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.), Hargrave Military Academy (Va.) and others.
While Wood is at the West Virginia school, he plans on improving himself in a variety of areas.
“Grades, weight room, individual skill work and helping my team become No. 1 in the country,” he said.
On the recruiting front, Wood saw his stock rise in the spring and summer playing on the Team Takeover U-16 team.
He is hearing heavily from Miami (Fl.), West Virginia, Texas and Georgetown, but two Big East schools are coming at him the most.
“Lately, Rutgers and Seton Hall have been going hard,” Wood said.
He added that no schools are favorites at this point, and his recruitment is wide-open. Wood is also unsure about possible visits in the fall.
“Maybe, I haven’t decided,” he said. “Me and Negus [Webster-Chan] might take an unofficial to Miami.”
Wood plans on committing to a school after his school season at Huntington.