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. 247Sports was first to report Hood's commitment, and Hood later posted a statement on his Twitter account.
In that statement, he wrote: “Of all the schools, North Carolina has endeared me the most because it feels like home … further, 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Hood, who recently rescinded his commitment to Notre Dame, represents a significant recruiting coup for the Tar Heels.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.