Hood has LSU offer

The Mobile area is a hotbed for talent in the 2008 class and one of Alabama's top wide outs has an offer from LSU.

Destin Hood, a 6-2, 190-pounder with 4.5 speed, pulled down 25 balls last season for 650 yards and 12 touchdowns at St. Paul's Episcopal.


So far he has received offers from Vanderbilt, LSU, Alabama, Houston, Mississippi State, Kansas, Purdue and Kentucky.


Hood's verbal offer from LSU came a couple of weeks ago and since then he has been staying in touch with Tiger recruiting coordinator Josh Henson.


"I like the stadium at LSU," said Hood. "I got a chance to see it when I played a baseball tournament there. I also like the campus and the coaches. I'm talking with coach Henson and I talked to him a couple of days ago when he told me I would be getting my offer in the mail. I was very excited to hear that."


What makes Hood such a good receiver?


"I'd say that my route running ability, making clean cuts and just getting open makes me so dangerous," he said. "I also know how to use my body and I have good hands."


Hood has some connections to one current LSU player who is an alum of St.Paul's Episcopal.


"We're friends and he comes back to St. Paul's from time to time," said Hood. "He'll hang out with us and tells us how things are going. He gives us advice if we ask him. He hasn't been really pushing LSU on us, he's just says to take our time and make sure we do what's best for us."


Could Jackson play a role in Hood's decision?


"We've thought about it, but it's not a real big issue for me," said Hood. "Sure you would always like to play with a teammate you know, but at this point it isn't a real big issue for me."


Hood said that he knows what he is looking for in a school and he will know when he finds that lucky place.


"I'd say right now academics are the most important thing," he said. "I'm looking for a school where they'll not only be there to help me, but also how I fit into the program there."



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