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BREAKING: MASSIVE OL Jacob Hood Commits To Kirby Smart, Georgia Bulldogs

August 29, 2021
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Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs just landed one of the largest prospects across the country in the 2022 class.

That would be three-star OL, Jacob Hood‍.

Don’t let the low ranking fool you here. Hood was a BIG target for Matt Luke and the Bulldogs and he chose Georgia over Miami and many others. 

The big 6-foot-8 340-pound offensive tackle out of Hillsboro (TN) is big, powerful, and moves extremely well for his size. In a down year across the country for elite offensive linemen, Hood has the tool and potential to turn into an impact player down the road in Athens.

Why did he choose Georgia? Hood broke his decision down with Dawg Post.

“I chose Georgia because it’s close to family”, Hood told Dawg Post.  “I knew being able to play for Georgia and their amazing coaches would be great.”

Hood took official visits this summer to Auburn (June 4th), Georgia (June 11th) and Miami (June 25th). He made it back to Athens in late July for his final visit of the summer. In the end, Hood just couldn’t pass up an opportunity to play “Between the Hedges” at the University of Georgia.

What will Hood bring to Athens?

Size and potential.

You can’t teach 6-foot-8 and 340-pounds, and that’s exactly what Hood will bring to the Bulldog offensive line. The Bulldogs are used to bringing in large bodies on an annual basis, and they are keeping up that way of thinking with Hood. 

With his size, Hood is able to absolutely dominate his opponent on a weekly basis. One reason is because he’s a very promising prospect, but he also plays against weak competition each week. He bullies his opponent in the run game and completely blocks opposing defenders out of the play. They don’t throw it a ton where he plays, so he’ll need to progress and learn how to protect the passer against SEC pass rushers.

He shows good footwork for someone his size, but there’s still lots of improving to do. He’ll have to keep transforming his body who developing as a lineman who can handle elite defenders but in the run game and in pass protection. He does have the size and potential to do so, but for now, he’ll be able to provide quality depth for the team in 2022.

Hood gives Georgia their 16th commitment in the 2022 class and their second offensive line commit, joining three-star Griffin Scroggs‍.

Hood is ranked as the No.39 OT prospect in the country and the No.13 overall player in Tennessee.

 

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