Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Elijah Hood, top running back prospect, commits to UNC

CHAPEL HILL  Elijah Hood, a Charlotte running back who is considered one of the top prospects in the class of 2014, has committed to North Carolina. Several outlets that cover recruiting reported the news on Tuesday night, including 247Sports, which was first to report it, and Inside Carolina.

Hood, who recently rescinded his commitment to Notre Dame, represents a significant recruiting coup for the Tar Heels. He is a five-star prospect, according to Rivals.com, which also ranks him No. 3 running back and the 14th-best overall prospect in the nation in his class.
Hood, a standout at Charlotte Catholic, is UNC’s 20th commitment in the class of 2014. He had scholarship offers from just about everywhere: Clemson, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida State, Ohio State and the list goes on and on.
If Hood remains a five-star prospect and in fact signs with UNC in February, he’d be UNC’s first five-star signee, according to Rivals, since Donte Paige-Moss in 2010. Before that, Dwight Jones and Marvin Austin, both of whom signed with UNC in 2007, were UNC’s other two most recent five-star recruits.
Hood’s commitment is significant on its own, but especially so because he’s an in-state prospect. Keeping the most talented in-state recruits in the state of North Carolina has been a priority for coach Larry Fedora since he arrived at UNC. Gunter Brewer, the Tar Heels’ wide receivers coach, has been most responsible for recruiting Hood.
- Andrew Carter


Anonymous said...

Seriously, if you're going to stay in state, where else would you go? Thanks Notre Dame, and welcome to the ACC! Well, for a few games a year at least.

Anonymous said...

20+ years of academic fraud to keep UNC-CH athletes eligible to play sports. Did you take any of the 500+ fake courses to "earn" your UNC-CH diploma?

Anonymous said...

Notre Dame - a good academic school that just played in the National Championship.

UNC - academic laughingstock, scandal-ridden thug school that hasn't won an ACC championship in 34 years.

What was this guy thinking?