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Elijah Hood among 2014 RB Recruits Who Run with the Most Power

At 5'11.5" and 222 pounds, Elijah Hood is one of the main reasons why this list was created. His film shows a powerful running back that simply bullies people around the field. The 4-star prospect is explosive at the point of attack, which helps him bury defenders by running them over. (Bleacher Report)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Quarterback Caleb Henderson and running back Elijah Hood were weekend standouts among UNC's 2014 football recruiting class. Henderson threw for 3 touchdown passes and ran for 1 more in his team's playoff victory. Hood had yet another impressive week carrying the football, rushing for 231 yards and 4 touchdowns on just 14 carries. Find out how other future Tar Heels performed in this week's edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood rushes for 231 yards, four touchdowns

For the fourth straight year, and eighth time in the past 10 years, the Cougars knocked the Wonders out of the postseason in dominant fashion, rolling to a 56-14 win. Catholic controlled the game on the ground, rushing for 461 yards, while completing only one pass (24 yards) on the night. All-American senior running back, Elijah Hood, led the way with 231 yards and four touchdowns on 14 carries. (Charlotte Observer)

Nyheim Hines pushes season touchdown total to 51

Junior running back Nyheim Hines rushed for 186 yards and five touchdowns, breaking the Garner season touchdown record along the way, to lead the Trojans to a 63-21 victory over Holly Springs on Friday in the first round of the NCHSAA Class 4AA football playoffs. Hines pushed his season rushing touchdown total to 43 and has eight touchdown receptions to give him 51 touchdowns – eclipsing the mark of 47 set by Anthony Barbour in 1987. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

North Carolina running back signee Elijah Hood rushed for 250 yards and 5 touchdowns on 20 carries this weekend. Wide receiver commit Josh Cabrera hauled in two touchdown passes. And running back commit Antonio Williams ran for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Find out how the rest of UNC's football recruits fared in this week's edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Bentley Spain to play in Army All-American Bowl

Providence High offensive lineman Bentley Spain has been selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game will be played Jan. 4 in San Antonio and broadcast live on NBC. Spain, a North Carolina-commit, is one of 90 football players from across the country selected to play in the game. He will be honored during a presentation at the school at 1:45 p.m. Nov. 15. (Charlotte Observer)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

2014 UNC running back commit Elijah Hood ran for 351 yards and 6 touchdowns on 19 carries to lead his team to victory this weekend. Future Tar Heel quarterback Caleb Henderson accounted for 304 yards and 4 touchdowns. See how other future Tar Heels fared in this week's edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood rushes for 351 yards, 6 touchdowns on 19 carries

Elijah Hood has accomplished a lot of things in his time at Charlotte Catholic, including becoming the leading rusher in the history of Mecklenburg County. But sometimes, he surprises even himself. Friday night, Hood rushed for 351 yards (fifth best in Mecklenburg County history) tying a Mecklenburg County record with six touchdowns on just 19 carries in just more than two and a half quarters of work to lead Catholic to a 49-24 win at Ardrey Kell. (Charlotte Observer)

Nyheim Hines accounts for five touchdowns in Garner’s win over Southeast Raleigh

Garner junior running back Nyheim Hines has been an offensive machine for the Trojans this season, rushing for 2,202 yards and 34 touchdowns going into Friday night’s game at Southeast Raleigh played in a steady rain. Turns out Hines is a pretty good mudder, too. Hines, a 5-foot-9, 175-pounder, rushed for 234 yards and four touchdowns and threw for a fifth score as the Trojans rolled to a 49-14 victory over the Bulldogs in Garner’s final regular-season game. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Jeremiah Clarke talks playoffs, North Carolina commitment

T.C. Williams defensive lineman Jeremiah Clarke kicked off his senior year by making his college decision, committing to North Carolina on Fathers’ Day. In two weeks, the 6-foot-5, 275-pounder will close out his final season of high school football in a place where no Titan has gone in 22 years: the playoffs. "I picked UNC because it’s close, the education is top notch and it fits my style of play. They’ve got a reputation of putting defensive linemen in the NFL, so that was big for me." (Washington Post)

Freeman Jones excels on field, in the classroom

Freeman Jones has kicking a football down to a science. First, hit the weight room, then get a good stretch in before going to work. Jones can drill it through the uprights from more than 50 yards and virtually all of his kickoffs go for touchbacks. Once he put on a show at a Carolina football camp last year, it was a done deal. Jones was going to be a Tar Heel. (News 14 Carolina)

Caleb Henderson Wins Battle of Future UNC Teammates

The Lake Braddock-T.C. Williams matchup on Oct. 25 pitted future University of North Carolina teammates against one another. Malik Carney and Jeremiah Clarke, who will play defense for the Tar Heels, had their moments, but the rest of the afternoon belonged to the Bruins and UNC quarterback commit Caleb Henderson. Henderson threw a touchdown pass and rushed for two more scores as Lake Braddock cruised to a 44-0 victory at T.C. Williams High School. (Connection Newspapers)

2015 DT Shy Tuttle object of much attention

The helicopter that circled over North Davidson before landing on the school’s soccer field just prior to kickoff last Friday night was not carrying spies from Reagan or West Forsyth. But it did carry Coach Larry Fedora of North Carolina and Chris Kapilovic , UNC’s running-game coordinator, who has been scouting Shy Tuttle , North’s 6-2, 290-pound junior defensive tackle. (scroll down) (Winston-Salem Journal)

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

UNC running back commit Elijah Hood cracked the 250 yard rushing mark yet again. Quarterback Caleb Henderson passed and ran for a combined 300+ yards and 3 touchdowns. And tight end Avery Edwards hauled in five passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns. Find out how the rest of the Tar Heel commits fared in this week's edition of the Weekend Recruit Scoreboard. (Inside Carolina)

Elijah Hood rushes for 266 yards, 3 touchdowns

Elijah Hood rushed for 266 yards and three touchdowns Friday in Charlotte Catholic’s 29-13 win over West Mecklenburg. But the most impressive thing he did in the game may have been a touchdown-saving tackle on defense. The teams were tied 7-7 in the second quarter when West Meck running back Shaun Wilson took a handoff at the Hawks’ 7-yard-line. He broke into the open field and looked to have a sure touchdown until Hood, who was playing linebacker, tracked him down from behind. (Charlotte Observer)

Top UNC Football Recruits
RecruitClassRating
Kyree Campbell2016 DE
Chazz Surratt2016 QB
J.T. Cauthen2017 WR
Ryan Jones2017 WR
Jake Lawler2017 DE
Adarius Lemons2017 RB
Jonah Melton2017 OG
Tyler Smith2017 WR
Jordon Brown2016 RB
Logan Byrd2016 QB

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