Another day, another Georgia transfer in play for Nebraska.
The Huskers on Friday hosted offensive tackle Jacob Hood for an official visit, a source confirmed to The World-Herald. The former composite four-star prospect from the 2022 cycle redshirted last year and still has four seasons left to play.
Nebraska has been a veritable “Last Chance U” for former Bulldogs looking for fresh starts elsewhere. In the last week it already hosted three of Hood’s old teammates, producing commits from edge rusher MJ Sherman and tight end Arik Gilbert. Another tight end, Brett Seither, committed to Georgia Tech.
Hood is younger than all of them. The massive 6-foot-8, 350-pounder from Nashville enrolled early last winter but had ankle surgery prior to spring ball. He didn’t see any snaps as Georgia rolled unbeaten to a national championship.
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Hood entered the portal Jan. 13 and projects as a tackle. He held more than a dozen high-end offers out of high school before committing to Georgia in August 2021. The player some nickname “Suga Bear” had been above 400 pounds during his prep career as a junior before dropping upwards of 90 pounds to his current weight, he told reporters when he pledged to the Bulldogs.
The Huskers have already added 10 transfers this offseason, including center Ben Scott from Arizona State. They briefly held a commitment from Stanford left tackle Walter Rouse before he flipped to Oklahoma last week. Should Hood join Nebraska and stay at tackle, he would enter the mix with the likes of Bryce Benhart, Teddy Prochazka and Turner Corcoran, all of whom started games on the edge for NU last season.
A decision figures to come quickly for Hood and any other potential Nebraska portal adds. Student-athletes must be enrolled when UNL classes start Monday to be able to participate in spring practices.