"We went around the campus and looked at the field," Hood says. "It was my second time coming to Auburn and I really liked it. I think Auburn is where I want to be.
Hood, who stands 6-3 and weighs 255 pounds, notes that he previously played at Martin Luther King High before transferring to Stephenson where he moved from offensive tackle to defensive tackle.
"I averaged four to five tackles a game last season," Hood says, noting that a large percentage of the tackles were sacks.
"The Auburn coaches told me that they are really looking for defensive tackles," Hood says. "They can't really find ones (noseguards) and threes (tackles). That really opened me up there about Auburn."
Hood says he is a "good student" and notes that he is interesting in majoring in mechanical engineering in college.
Athletically, he is working out in preparation for the start of spring football practice in May. "I am trying to get faster," he says. "I am working on my conditioning and trying to make sure I will be the best I can be as a senior."