"My mom and my sister went out to a basketball tournament at Chapel Hill and at NC State, and they really liked the area," said Hood. "I've done a lot of research on my own, and I think Wake Forest or Duke would be the best fit for me.
"Based on all I've read and heard, Wake Forest would be great. My mom and sister told me the area was great, the people were really nice and the weather is really nice too. I've lived in California my whole life and I think it would be good to experience something new. It's a smaller school, which I like, and the teacher to student ratio is really impressive."
Hood talked to his coach about contacting Wake Forest, but told him to wait until early in his senior season when they could compile some game tape to send.
He has taken unofficial visits to UCLA, Stanford and San Diego State, but isn't sure what the future holds.
"I'm not sure if I'm going to be able to take any unofficials over to the east coast," he said. "It all depends on if I get any offers or how much interest I'm getting."
Most schools are recruiting Hood as a wide receiver, but he said Oregon likes him as a defensive back. Hood has good breakaway speed and hands, and has a knack for finding the endzone.
Last year as a junior at The Bishop's School in La Jolla, CA, Hood caught 31 passes for 488 yards and three scores. He also made 35 tackles and intercepted two passes.