High school football standout Elijah Hood commits to UNC

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Five star running back Elijah Hood has committed to play football at North Carolina next season for the Tar Heels.

The Charlotte Catholic senior de-committed from Notre Dame a week ago saying he wanted to be closer to home and family for his college career.

On Tuesday via twitter he announced his plans to play for the Tar Heels in 2014.

Hood ran it 37 times for 325 yards and five touchdowns this past Saturday in their 35-28 victory over Gonzaga.

Hood and the Cougars take on South Carolina power Northwestern this Friday in the Football Friday Night Ford Game of the Week.

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