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Hood denies commitment rumors

A rumor started circulating Monday that Boston College commit Jaxon Hood had switched to Arizona State but the defensive tackle from Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton said it is untrue.
"I really have no idea how that rumor started," Hood said.
"I talked to a coach from ASU on Friday and that's really the only contact I've had with them. They said I would probably end up getting offered but I have no idea how that rumor would ever start. It's not true.
"Right now I'm BC all day. That's my No. 1 but I didn't get to take any other trips. I'm going to take some other trips just to compare and my parents want me to take some trips. All I've seen is BC so of course I think that's the best place ever. Right now, BC is No. 1."
Hood, a 6-foot-1, 280-pound recruit who finished with 100 tackles and 13 sacks in his senior season, said he'll probably take trips to Michigan State and Washington depending on what happens with some players.
Penn State has gotten in more contact with him as well and Hood could make a trip to State College as well especially if assistant coach Larry Johnson is retained once the Nittany Lions hire a new coach.
"Michigan State said if their defensive tackle goes to the draft then they'll probably offer me and I'll take a trip up there," Hood said. "Penn State says they're waiting to see who is hired and if Larry Johnson stays on the coaching staff I could take a trip up there."
As for Arizona State, Hood said he's had preliminary talks with the new coaching staff and an offer is definitely possible.
Although Hood is leaning toward leaving the state of Arizona to play college football, he would hear what the Sun Devils have to say before making a final decision.
"They just said they don't know why (former coach Dennis) Erickson didn't go after me and that I fit really perfectly into their scheme," Hood said. "They're going to run a 3-4 and their head coach is going to come down and talk to me.
"It would be pretty big if they offered. I would give the program a chance. I would still like to go out of state though but I would look at it."
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