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Elijah Hood Named MaxPreps Preseason All-American

It’s not a secret that before committing to Notre Dame that Elijah Hood was strongly considering North Carolina too. The Tar Heels where clearly one of his top two choices before making a premature commitment. Now he has withdrawn his commitment to Notre Dame and is considering his options again.

Reports surfaced saying that Hood withdrew his commitment from the Fighting Irish because of the distance away from home, and when the second school he was deciding between other than Notre Dame is in his home state…it makes sense why Larry Fedora and North Carolina are the favorites to land Hood.

Earlier this week the high school senior was named on the MaxPreps Pre-season All-American team. That was preceded by some other awards as the top recruit in the Carolinas.

Charlotte Catholic senior running back Elijah Hood is the only Carolinas player on the 2013 MaxPreps preseason All-American team. On Sunday, Hood was named the Observer and Raleigh News & Observer’s top recruit in North and South Carolina. On Tuesday, he caused national recruiting shockwaves by decommitting from Notre Dame and reopening his recruiting. Many recruiting experts are now predicting he’ll commit to North Carolina, which had been his second choice. (Source: Charlotte Observer)

Hood is a speedy and athletic running back who will not only suite the Tar Heels and Coach Fedora’s offense well, but will fill a hole that Fedora needs to fill in his 2014 recruiting class.

Regardless of where Hood ultimately decides to play college football, Hood will rack up many awards in his career. If he commits to North Carolina don’t be surprised to see him on some ACC Pre-season All-American lists too!

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