Offers continue to come in for Charlotte (N.C.) Charlotte Catholic 2014 running back Elijah Hood. The 6-foot-0, 212-pounder claims double digit offers after landing his latest not too long ago.
"It was just recently I got an offer from Virginia Tech," he said. "I think they are a good school. It's a good program and I know they are interested enough now; it's great to hear. I can say it's a school I'm pretty interested in, so that's a good thing. I'm definitely trying to get up there to see what they have to offer."
Virginia Tech is just the latest offer joining the likes of Clemson, Duke, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Wake Forest and East Carolina.
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In addition to the offer, Hood took a visit recently to the state of Florida, visiting Florida and Miami.
"It was late last month I went and it went well," he said. "I enjoyed myself. Neither have offered me yet, but both said they are pretty interested and were excited to see me. They told me I'm on their offer lists, but haven't gotten to me yet. They gave me no inclination when an offer may come."
Did either school impress?
"They both were pretty impressive, but Florida impressed a good amount," he said. "It's a nice program and they have a beautiful campus. The football team and all the athletes they have. I like the way they run things there, it kind of impressed me."
The rising junior tailback claims no plans for other visits during the season as he is focused primarily on his team.
Speaking of football, Hood and Charlotte Catholic opened the season against South Mecklenburg on Friday night where he ran for 162-yards and three touchdowns in a 41-0 victory.
"My only thought on the season is that we can probably win the state championship if we play well and play smart together as a team," he said. "We've been to the state semifinal twice. We might finally have what it takes to get through."
Personally, Hood realizes that he is still learning the game.
"I can say as far as my season, this is only my second year on varsity and everything seems a little slower than it was last year," he said.
Hood posted 1,982-yards rushing and 35 touchdowns as a sophomore.