The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Hood carried the ball 34 times for 157 yards and two touchdowns in the state title game.
Hood finished his junior campaign with 278 carries for 3,314 yards and 46 touchdowns.
On the recruiting front, Hood has scholarship offers from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest. He is also hearing from countless other schools.
The Cougars finished the season with a 13-2 record.
# 34 Elijah Hood State Championship Game Highlights