Hood: A Chip Off The Old Block

Cornerback prospect D'Antoine Hood talks about his most recent camp experience at Auburn.

Phenix City, Ala.--Looking similar to cousin Roderick Hood of Auburn and now NFL fame, Central High's D'Antoine Hood was a standout at Auburn's first summer camp and came back for a second camp in July.

A physically impressive player, Hood again showed why he'll be a prospect to keep an eye on as the 2007 season nears.

"The camp went real good," Hood tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I got a chance to show off my skills. They just started showing interest in me in the last few months so I wanted to show them what I can do in person. I think it went real good."

Hood works against a receiver during a one-on-one drill.

In June Hood took part in Auburn's first camp and more than held his own against a solid group of receivers, but at the second camp he stepped it up a notch. With top prospects such as DeAndre Brown, D.J. Woods and Dekendrick Moncrief on hand, Hood says he helped his cause by performing well against the stiffest of competition.

"It was important for me," Hood says. "In my league you don't really see big six-foot tall wide receivers so I wanted to come out and show I could compete against the best wide receivers in the nation. I think I did that by coming to the two camps and establishing myself."

A 5-9, 185 cornerback who reports a personal best 40-yard dash time of 4.45 seconds, Hood says that he's receiving interest from several big programs from around the South.

"I'm hearing from Auburn, Clemson, Memphis, UAB, Southern Miss and some I-AA schools," Hood says. "I don't have any offers yet though."

A three-year starter for Coach Ron Nelson at Central, Hood had a solid junior season for the Red Devils. Despite facing mostly running teams, he mad 40 tackles and added an interception and 10 pass break ups.

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