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Nebraska Football trending to land O-line transfer Jacob Hood



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Jan 9, 2023; Inglewood, CA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs offensive lineman Jacob Hood (64) against the TCU Horned Frogs during the CFP national championship game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska football is in need of another offensive tackle and Jacob Hood could be the next commitment for the Huskers.

Matt Rhule and the Nebraska football coaching staff have done a great job of filling needs in the transfer portal. The Huskers have added key players at QB, WR, O-Line, TE, D-Line, EDGE, and in the secondary.

Rhule has really upgraded the overall depth and talent of the roster and this weekend, that work continues. We already knew Nebraska football was hosting four 2023 recruits this weekend, but the Huskers are also hosting former Georgia offensive tackle Jacob Hood.

Hood is from the 2022 recruiting class and was a three-star ranked 426th overall according to the 247 sports composite rankings. He didn’t play at all for the Bulldogs last season before hitting the portal. He’s 6-foot-8, 342 pounds, and out of the state of Tennessee.

Following the decommitment of Walter Rouse, Nebraska had a void at tackle and it looks like the Huskers are trying to fill it before spring ball. Of course, there aren’t as many options left and when Hood entered the transfer portal recently, Nebraska pounced.

Nebraska trending in the right direction for Hood

It was reported on Friday afternoon that Hood was going to visit and now, he’s picked up expert projections to land with the Huskers from 247 sports and also On3.

We don’t know when Hood is expected to make a decision or if he has visited anywhere else, but Nebraska football is running out of time to add players in the spring semester, so I would expect a fairly short turnaround in terms of a decision being made.

As far as Hood’s impact, that remains to be seen. He will come to Nebraska with four years of eligibility and also is coming from the best program in college football. Even though he didn’t play, getting a guy from Georgia is never a bad thing and he would be the third this offseason.

However, I don’t know that Nebraska football fans should expect him to be a day-one starter. He’ll be in the mix and certainly would add quality depth, but he’s never started a college game. That being said, Hood could start opposite Teddy Prochazka but would need to beat out Turner Corcoran or Bryce Benhart, who could each potentially move to guard as well.

Either way, it was clear Nebraska needed another tackle ready to play next season and while the jury is out on Hood in that regard, he would be a quality addition with starter potential.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska