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Elijah Hood set to land another honor: Eagle Scout

Elijah Hood has accomplished a lot on the football field at Charlotte Catholic. The High School All-American running back has rushed for a Mecklenburg County record 8,981 yards (fourth-best in state history) and 147 touchdowns (third best in state history). He tallied 3,690 yards (second-best in state history) and 53 touchdowns this year. But the University of North Carolina signee says he’s just as proud of what he has done off the field – especially his work with Boy Scout Troop 172 at his church.

Charlotte Catholic’s Elijah Hood among pantheon of Mecklenburg County football greats

At 6-foot, 215 pounds, Hood is blessed with a blend of speed and power that I’ve seen only one time before from a Mecklenburg County running back, and Hood had a way of always playing his best in the biggest games, like in his final home game two weeks ago in the state quarterfinals. Hood ran for a 372 yards and six touchdowns, both career highs.

Video: QB Caleb Henderson Senior Season Highlights

Senior season highlights from 2014 4-star North Carolina quarterback commit Caleb Henderson. Henderson's team runs an offense almost identical to the Tar Heels', so it's easy to see how well he'll fit in with UNC's scheme:

5-star cornerback Minkah Fitzpatrick has UNC on his list

Minkah Fitzpatrick, a 6-1, 185-pound consensus five-star cornerback, has adjusted his focus back to his recruitment and is in the process of gaining a better idea of which schools to take most seriously. The Rutgers program is one of them. Fitzpatrick highlighted the additional institutions he is strongly considering. “South Carolina, Ohio State, Miami (Fla.), UNC, Penn State, I don’t know,” he said. “I like a lot of schools for different reasons. Hopefully, it will get clearer soon.”

UNC an early favorite for 2015 RB Nyheim Hines

The early favorite for Nyheim Hines' commitment is probably in-state North Carolina. He has built a very good relationship with second year head coach Larry Fedora. "I talked to coach Fedora every Tuesday, though I missed this past Tuesday. I've seen his offense in action a lot and I know it will work really well," he continued. "They played tough this year." It's still relatively early in the recruiting process for Hines, but he has had the chance to make visits to most of the schools that are close to home.

2015 linebacker/safety Tanner Muse commits to Clemson

Clemson landed a commitment Sunday night from one of the top junior prospects in North Carolina in DB Tanner Muse (6-3 200) of Belmont. Muse is a safety and had 87 tackles and four interceptions this season. He also returned a pair of punts for touchdowns.

Video: Elijah Hood post-season highlights

2014 North Carolina running back signee Elijah Hood's high school career ended this weekend when his Charlotte Catholic team lost in the playoffs. Here's a look back at his post-season highlights...and there are plenty of them.

Video: Avery Edwards senior season football highlights

Senior season football highlights of 2014 UNC tight end commit Avery Edwards from Ravenscroft School in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

Although many of UNC's football recruits have completed their high school seasons, several future Tar Heels are still in the hunt for state championships. Among those is running back Elijah Hood, who led his Charlotte Catholic team to victory with 372 rushing yards and six touchdowns. Tight end/wide receiver commit Brandon Fritts also helped advance his team to the next round with 178 receiving yards and a touchdown. Find out how other UNC commits fared in this edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.

Brandon Fritts comes up big again

When Mentor faces St. Edward, the man to watch is Brandon Fritts. On Saturday, Fritts hauled in nine catches for 178 yards and a touchdown in Mentor's 41-38 regional final/state semifinal victory. Fritts was at his best a year ago when these two teams met in the regional semifinal. He accounted for 243 yards and four touchdowns in a 63-56 win for Mentor. A senior, Fritts will graduate Mentor early to start class next semester at North Carolina, where he will play football.

Elijah Hood rushes for 372 yards, 6 touchdowns

Charlotte Catholic senior running back Elijah Hood left an impression in his last home game at Keffer Stadium. The North Carolina commit rushed 23 times for 372 yards and six touchdowns in the Cougars’ 56-30 win over Southeast Guilford in the third round of the N.C. 4A playoffs.

Elijah Hood named a finalist for U.S. Army Player of the Year Award

Charlotte Catholic senior running back Elijah Hood is one of six finalists for the 2014 U.S. Army Player of the Year Award. The winner of the national award will be presented with the Ken Hall Trophy during the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Awards Show on Jan.3.

Video: Elijah Hood Senior Season Highlights

Senior season highlights from 2014 North Carolina running back signee Elijah Hood at Charlotte Catholic High School.

Weekend Football Recruit Scoreboard

2014 UNC wide receiver commit Austin Proehl caught 11 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns in his team's playoff loss. Running back Elijah Hood continued to post monster numbers with 308 yards and 4 touchdowns. And wide receiver Josh Cabrera returned a punt for a touchdown, caught a touchdown pass and had an interception in his team's playoff win. Find out how the rest of UNC's football recruits performed in this week's edition of Inside Carolina's Weekend Recruit Scoreboard.

Garner’s Nyheim Hines rushes for 454 yards, 7 touchdowns

Nyheim Hines believes every moment on a football field is special. It showed again Friday night. Hines ran for a school record 454 yards and seven touchdowns to lead Garner by Fayetteville Jack Britt 63-56 in the second round of the 4AA playoffs. “Every game is special,” Hines said. “In football, you’re always one hit away from it being your last play ever. So that’s why I just cherish every moment I have on the field, live for the next play with my teammates.”

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