Hood was a four-star prospect as a recruit and the 36th overall offensive tackle in his class. He committed to Georgia on August 30, 2021.
He is a very good blocker in terms of edge rushers. As soon as the ball is snapped, he is able to take on his man and stay square. Several of his high school highlights saw him take on edge defenders. He was able to stop them from coming off the edge, and helped create a clean pocket for the quarterbacks.
What does this mean for Nebraska football?
Hood is still a bit raw in terms of his skills. However, the potential is there. He gives Nebraska football a big body on the line. The Tennessee native measures in at six-foot-eight, 350 pounds. The size is definitely there, and it is evident that talent is there as well.
Hood’s commitment gives the 2023 Nebraska football recruiting class their 11th transfer of the class. This gives them a transfer ranking of 18th overall.
Hood’s commitment also gives them their third transfer from the Georgia football program. There is a clear theme that this new Nebraska football coaching staff wants to establish. They have tried to get as many SEC players into the program as possible, and they have been able to do that.
Hood is Nebraska’s second offensive line transfer of the 2023 class, and will have four years of eligibility remaining. This will help Nebraska in terms of consistency. It will also allow them the opportunity to develop Hood. This is a big get, particularly when Nebraska football missed out on Stanford offensive lineman Walter Rouse earlier this month.
It will be intriguing to see if Nebraska makes many more moves, as the Huskers continue to build their roster. This commitment from Hood will help solidify the offensive line for the foreseeable future.