The Michigan Wolverines received some major news Wednesday night, as 2021 four-star linebacker Jaydon Hood changed plans and decided to sign early. He made the announcement on a live stream with Sam Webb from The Michigan Insider.
Not waiting until February...... signing now https://t.co/8e5QzwGHym— Jaydon hood (@JaydonHood_7) December 17, 2020
The 6-foot-1, 212-pounder from St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida never visited Ann Arbor since he committed back in May, which was the reason he initially wanted to hold off on signing early. But that all changed Wednesday morning.
“I was intending on signing in February, and I woke up this morning and I said ‘there’s no better time to be a Wolverine,’ so I’m signing (Wednesday),” Hood said on the livestream.
He later added on as to why he ended up signing today, saying, “I have a great relationship with coach Harbaugh, coach Brown, coach (Brian Jean-Mary), I like them a lot. I like the coaching staff. I like what they did this year, despite what people said, but besides my feelings towards them, it’s a business move. Michigan has a great tradition, great player development, they put a lot of linebackers in the league recently. They got a great rich history, a great networking system, great academics, and it was just overall everything I was looking for, so for me it was kind of a no-brainer.”
Hood is the third linebacker to sign with Michigan in the 2021 class, joining three-star Tyler McLaurin and four-star Junior Colson.