2014 RB Elijah Hood

ESPN reported Shane and Loeffler visited him today.

He runs with great power (6-0, 212), vision, and balance.

The touchdown run (a little after 5 minutes in) where he stiff arms two defenders was pretty nasty.

According to Rivals, he has many offers: http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-El....

His high school production is phenomenal:

Hood, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound junior, ran for a Mecklenburg County record 3,309 yards and a record 48 touchdowns. He's well on pace to set county career rushing marks in both categories next season.

In the past two seasons, Hood has rushed for 5,291 yards and 83 touchdowns.

via http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/12/24/3746304/hood-kalambayi-lead-...

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I like it

Seems like the kid has average speed but the mentality that you're not bringing him down without a fight

Agreed

Looks like a pure downhill runner..not the best moving laterally. Would pair well with a scat back.

suckbrickkid

Do Want.

I like this guy. He runs hard and punishes anyone in his way. Put him behind a nasty Grimes-coached O-Line with JCC providing a lateral threat... mmmm....

i agree

That was 8 minutes of him beasting on 1 or more players, then outrunning guys with the angle. Not sure how much of that is the result of a man against boys, but I hope we get him.

No question, he's a stud

There's definitely some man-against-boys action goin on, but still, God help the corner not named Exum who tries to come up and hit this guy. I'd really like to see a 40 time on him, just cause it's so hard to tell if he has deceptive speed or if the guys chasing him are just slow.

He wears

#34... Just sayin.

"We've got a lot of great memories here."
-Frank Beamer, speaking of TKP (probably)

#greatminds

thought the same exact thing about 5 seconds in

Kendall Fuller - future Thorpe winner
(STOP CRYING ABOUT DOWNVOTES)

Reminds me of Ryan Williams and a bit of David Wilson with his balance, but more Ryan Williams for the power and yards after contact.

Georgia Tech would love to have him. His single-wing experience would easily translate to CPJ's offense.

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

Side note

Not really sure why those clips at the end of hi on defense are there. To be honest, he doesn't exactly look like a great linebacker or anything. Stick to running back, kid. That's what you're good at.

A lot of his runs remind me of Josh Oglesby's against Miami in 2009 when he nearly took it to the house, except this guy could be much better. Hope he signs with us.

I love Virginia Tech, regardless of the outcome of every game.

starring Elijah Hood?

starring Elijah Hood?

I don't know how well his speed will translate to big time football, but..........

WING-T MOTHER F'N FULLBACK

#BringItBack

Viva El Guapo

I immediately thought the same thing...I just want a return to the days of yore when Doug Easlick was holding down the fullback position.

How much would it take to get him to Blacksburg?

We should take up a collection.

Doug Easlick? Oh no. I am thinking more the NFL offense of the 60's, where you had a pro set with a fullback and a halfback, and both were primary ball carriers. Most teams, fullbacks got at least half of the carries. Jimmy Taylor with the Packers was not only an inside runner, but Green Bay often ran the power sweep with Taylor as the ball carrier and Paul Hornung as the lead blocker. Other greats include Larry Csonka and Joe Perry.

BRING IT BACK.

Viva El Guapo

Georgia Tech

Doesn't GT usually run this system?

I support Logan Thomas and make no apologies for it.

This got me a little excited. http://www.dumcoach.com/classic/viewthread.php?action=attachment&tid=225...

It doesn't have belly-lead though. Block everyone down on the right side. Leave the end unblocked. The right halfback kicks out the end. Fullback takes a belly crossover step and dives inside the halfback block. QB rides the dive and then runs the option, with the left halfback as a pitch man.

Viva El Guapo

Power

he definitely needs that power, because some of those runs to the outside won't be made against D-1 players. but that stiff arm is pretty nasty on some of those runs. would be nice to see a runner like that again in maroon and ...maroon.

Is this kid

a possible FB? Our new OC will be looking for one, especially one that can be a road-grader. Kid seems to have power, good (not great) speed. If you look at Auburn film, they used a LOT of FB lead blocking.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.

FB

Seems to be a lot of our FBs are former high school LBs that were too short/slow/whatever or guys who should have been a RB but were lower rated.

Which is exactly

why I think we may see a change in that philosophy. In watching Auburn, their FB had to hit the hole fast and clear out a (in most cases) LB for a RB who was right on their tail. A slower FB is going to slow the play down, which from what I could tell (I'm no French by any means) is Loeffler's MO. The running backs have to hit the hole fast due to quick opening creases in the line.

Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in bad humor.