Last week the Florida Gators coaching staff offered several offensive linemen as they look to add to the 2022 recruiting class at the position.
Offensive lineman Jacob Hood (6-8, 340, Nashville, TN. Hillsboro) picked up an offer after he talked to a Gators assistant coach who watched him at a camp in Tennessee.
“I first talked to Coach [Wesley] McGriff,” Hood said on the coach from Florida who offered him last week. “He talked about how he liked my size and how I moved on the field, and he told the offensive line coach to call me.”
Hood has several big offers already but admits having another SEC offer is a big one to him and another opportunity for him.
“It means a lot,” he said on what the offer means to him. “Being able to have the opportunity to go to Florida if I choose to go there is great. It means a lot to have that opportunity from Florida.”
Offensive line coach John Hevesy talked with Hood after McGriff and explained to him what the Gators like about his game.
“I had a chance to talk to him [John] Hevesy for a few minutes,” he said. “He said he wanted to get me down there as soon as possible to meet me. He said he watched a lot of my film and that I really impressed him with how I move on the field.”
Hood has had a busy month of June already, but he says he’s going to get down to Gainesville for a visit.
“I plan on coming down either for a game during this season or for a camp at the end of July,” Hood said. “I want to meet everyone and see what all they have to offer.”
Last month Hood named a top five that didn’t include Florida but he says he’s still open but he does have a lot of schools vying for his last two official visits.
“I’ve already taken one to Georgia and Auburn and I have Miami coming up,” he said on official visits. “Arizona State, Florida State, Michigan, Mississippi State, Penn State and a few others are recruiting me hard and want me to visit.”
INSIDERS TAKE: Hood says he wants to make a decision in either late August or early September.