I am Carson Wood and I am one of the 4%. What does this mean? I am an Eagle Scout. I joined Scouts in 1st grade and have now earned Scouting‘s highest honor. What does this mean or how does this relate to what I bring to a team? As a scout I served as SPL, ASPL, Chaplain’s Aide and Den Chief. I attended National Youth Leadership Training. I earned 115 merit badges (21 are required). Scouting promotes leadership and service. To reach the pinnacle of Eagle it takes devotion, goal setting, planning and follow through. I bring all of those things to the field. I will work hard for the team, do my job, and constantly work to make myself and those around be better.
My family highly values education. My sister graduated with a Bachelors in Architecture from the University of Arkansas In May 2022. May brother received his Bachelors of Science in Aeronautical Technology from KState. Wher do I fit? My goal is a degree in business. I enjoy entrepreneurship and the excitement of determining whether to buy or sell or stock products. As a Junior in high school, I was CEO of a student run business and was awarded a certificate for Outstanding Entrepreneurship Student. Our business was the only business to make money in a number of years.
While my family would support me in whatever choice I make in colleges, I would like to start my college career at a community college and then transfer to a 4 yr school to finish my degree. There are several reasons for this. First, I have struggled with college algebra. I am working to correct this, but through this I came to learn that there are ways I learn better and that smaller classes and small campuses where I can easily find help or interact with teachers are better. I come from a town of less than 500 people. I have gone to school with most of my 40 classmates for all 13 years of our life. Small campus size allows me to be social, get to know people and be involved In campus life and community. This belonging is valuable to me.
I want to play football. I am not ready to stop playing. I feel as though each year, I have gotten stronger on and on the field and that I have not reached my peak. My senior year, I lead our team in yards per carry, TDS and sacks. I was 4 shy of also leading in tackles. What the state sheet does not show is that I missed a full game with illness and played only half of two other games ( cramps, turned/bruised ankle) . It was a year full of honors. The first was being named the local radio station’s player of the week after scoring 4 TDS. I push myself and others hard, but I also shared the glory by asking for my picture to be taken with our offensive line. I played offense and defense. I was a work horse and in the end I was named all-area in both. I was named or honored by being named by district, KSHSAA, KFBCA and the Wichita Eagle.
I hope for the opportunity to keep playing ball in college. I bring a willingness to lead as well as the ability to do what I am asked and be flexible with the job I am given. I set goals and I work hard to achieve them. When I make mistakes, I am willing to learn from them and ask for help. I have good family support. I am never complacent with where I am and strive to get stronger, faster, and mentally more prepared. I am different than other guys my age who might be recruited. You will find me in the gym by 6:30 am daily, I work out another hour during conditioning class, and I spend 3-4 hours at the gym after school. I watch the food I put in my body. I know that what I put in is what I get out. I don’t take success for granted, and while I hope to play, I am not going to assume I am any better than any other recruit. I am going to work hard to show I deserve to have a spot.