We are stacked in the backfield. Not a big loss. Elijah Hood will erase your doubts quick fast and in a hurry.
Yeah Elijah is something truly special. Great player and an awesome kid. Enjoyed last yr so much since I go to work closely around him and get to know him. Most Humble, respectful and polite kid I've ever worked with. He will be great, amazing talent with heart and desire to compliment his physical gifts.
I covered many of his games over last 2-3 yrs and remember the West Meck game for 2 specific reasons:
In game Elijah was at LB and WM's RB Shaun Wilson (Duke Commit) broke outside on a sweep from the 6 yd line. Elijah caught Wilson from behind (Not with an angle but straight ran him down) after around 50 yds. It was amazing! Wilson is known to be one of the fastest guys around Charlotte and in the state.
After the game I'm talking with Coach Oddo and waiting to talk with Elijah and he walks up and first thing he ask is if I knew how many tackles he had. I laughed and thought this kid just ran for over 300 yds and 3-4 tds and he asked me how many tackles? He is such a team guy and the community of players loved him. Note: wish I had video of his smile when I asked him about catching Wilson from behind.... answer was "I guess he isn't the fastest around here"