With the 2020 class firmly set, UNC football is starting to build momentum for 2021. On Sunday night, legacy recruit Caleb Hood (son of Errol) committed to the Heels via Twitter.
Standing at 5'11 and 205 pounds, Hood is a 3-star prospect from Rockingham, North Carolina. The quarterback, considered a top-50 recruit in the state, led Richmond County High School to a 13-1 record, falling to eventual state champions Vance High School in the 4th round of the NCHSAA playoffs. As a junior, Hood passed for 2,175 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. He ran for an additional 976 yards and 16 rushing TDs. For his three-year career, Hood is credited with 6,302 passing yards, 1.899 rushing yards, 59 passing touchdowns, and 27 rushing touchdowns. (All stats via MaxPreps)
Hood is UNC’s second commitment for the 2021 class, joining 4-star in-state safety Dontavius Nash. By the time he steps on campus, Sam Howell will be a junior and incoming Jacolby Criswell will be a redshirt freshman or sophomore, so Hood is likely being recruited as an athlete with a position to be determined - according to Inside Carolina, the staff has an "eye on him as a defensive back. Anyone who can do this, however, can probably find a spot in a lineup.
Regardless, in-state talent and legacies help build the foundation of a Mack Brown program. Hood’s commitment continues that tradition.
Hood already held offers from Wake Forest, Duke, and N.C. State.
He announced his commitment just two days after receiving an offer from Virginia Tech, per his Twitter feed.