May 22, 2006

Wood makes the grade

It wasn't until last week that Georgia defensive end signee Brandon Wood raised his SAT score up enough to guarantee his admission to The University of Georgia. But Wood's high school coach Frank Vohun, wasn't surprised to see Wood dig in and tackle his goal.

After all, Wood's done nothing but take on challenges head-on in the last few years. It's that work ethic has him heading to Athens next month for summer workouts.

"He knew what he had to do and was determined to do it. He had some stuff come up with his grades and got knocked down, but he never gave up," Vohun said. "Football's a lot like life. It's not a matter of if you're going to get knocked down, but when you are going to get knocked down. You just have to forget about it and keep fighting the battle, and it's a battle that he won."

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