Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Charlotte Catholic running back Elijah Hood commits to North Carolina

Charlotte Catholic All-American running back Elijah Hood has committed to North Carolina. Hood made the commitment one week after he decommitted from Notre Dame.

When Hood chose Notre Dame earlier this year, he said he picked the Fighting Irish over North Carolina.

Last week, Hood told the Observer that a big part of his reasoning for decommitting from Notre Dame had to do with being able to play closer to home.


Hood posted his announcement on his twitter account Tuesday after practice.

"North Carolina...feels like home," he wrote. "This decision will allow not only my family, but also my community to continue to be a part of me as I grow not only academically and physically, but in faith and maturity as well."

Hood ran for 325 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday's season-opening 35-28 win over Gonzaga College (DC). It was the eighth-best rushing performance in Mecklenburg County history and the fifth time Hood has rushed for more than 300 yards in a game.

Heading into Friday's showdown at nationally ranked Rock Hill Northwestern, Hood needs 135 yards and three touchdowns to become Mecklenburg County's all-time leader in both categories.

Below is his entire Twitter statement:

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I guess all the free cars, fake classes were too much for any other school to compete with

Anonymous said...

Or they just couldn't compete with the importance of family. Haters will always hate. Go Hood!

Anonymous said...

So 20+ years of academic fraud to keep athletes eligible to play sports at UNC-CH was too good to pass up. Your TAX DOLLARS at work NC residents!

Anonymous said...

UNC-CHeats!

Anonymous said...

State fans are so pathetic. Go deal with your own sins, Wuffies. Mike Glennon had NOTHING BUT no-show classes his final semester at State, so the same thing happens with regularity there, but the paper won't call it a scandal.

Anonymous said...

You do realize that Glennon had already graduated 2 seasons earlier, right?

Anonymous said...

It is sad that the State fans just can't seem to stop complaining. They assume everyone at UNC cheated to get where they are. Since they haven't done anything special the 30 years, they have to complain hoping someone will listen..

Anonymous said...

"...everyone at UNC cheated to get where they are."

Truer words have never been spoken. 20+ years of academic fraud to keep athletes eligible to play sports at UNC. Recent UNC graduates: Did you take any of the 500+ fraudulent classes at UNC?

Anonymous said...

Move on state. This is getting old.

Anonymous said...

Jealous, Jealous , Jealous move on state and puke fans.

Anonymous said...

Cheater's never win..guess that's why state college hasn't won but 2 National Championships in 126 years. HUH?

Anonymous said...

State fans just can't miss an opportunity to throw accusations and piss vinegar. I guess 30 years of losing does that to you.Most teams with the history of losing that they do are not hated, but their fans have decided to become hated just for being...

Anonymous said...

State fans are obviously wetting the bed (again) over this one. Hood is a quality guy and a major coup for Fedora. It would have been a sin to let this guy leave the state for Notre Dame of all places. And if you're so concerned about cheating, go tell it to the SEC. Sure hasn't hurt them any over the last couple of decades.

Brian Moore said...

You know, it's one thing to have a rivalry with other schools...that's part of the fun of college athletics, but when you take it to the point of vitriol seen on these posts, and cast aspersions on a young man you know nothing about, that is just PATHETIC. You bunch of losers need to get a life and realize that there are more important things in the world than college sports and your sorry hatred.

Anonymous said...

HOW SWEET IT IS

Anonymous said...

As an ND fan I am sad to see us lose a potentially great player, but I wish him all the best.

Anonymous said...

Briefcase.....he's getting paid...that's the only way unc could get me to leave my notre dame commitment. And I love my family to death, plus we aren't very wealthy either

Anonymous said...

NC State fans hate UNC more than they love their own school. UNC losing is more important to these fans than NC State winning. It should be beyond embarassing to State alums the way many in their fan base behave publicly. I really think that many State fans are close to suicidal when things go UNC's way. Wolfpack fans "please step away from the ledge".