Georgia OL Jacob Hood of Nashville (TN) Hillsboro High announced that he would be transferring to Nebraska Monday afternoon.
The 6-foot-8, 330 pounder will have four years of eligibility remaining.
Hood on why he chose Nebraska
“Like they say ‘no place like Nebraska’,” Hood said. “I truly feel that is 100% true. Nebraska has something really cooking up this season. In my opinion, the Nebraska community has some of the most genuine/ good hearted people that I’ve met in a minute. The fans of Nebraska are like no other. They are second to none!
“The coaches and players are great people to be around. The chemistry they show between each other is like family. I enjoyed every second in Nebraska and can’t wait to come back and put on for the state. #GBR”
Transfer portal background information
The NCAA Transfer Portal, which covers every NCAA sport at the Division I, II and III levels, is a private database with names of student-athletes who wish to transfer. It is not accessible to the public.
The process of entering the portal is done through a school’s compliance office. Once a player provides written notification of an intent to transfer, the office enters the player’s name in the database and everything is off and running. The compliance office has 48 hours to comply with the player’s request and that request cannot be refused.
Once a player’s name shows up in the portal, other schools can contact the player. Players can change their minds at any point and withdraw from the portal. However, once a player enters the portal, the current scholarship no longer has to be honored. In other words, if a player enters the portal but decides to stay, the school is not obligated to provide a scholarship anymore.
The database is a normal database, sortable by a variety of topics, including (of course) sport and name. A player’s individual entry includes basic details such as contact info, whether the player was on scholarship and whether the player is transferring as a graduate student.
A player can ask that a “do not contact” tag be placed on the report. In those instances, the players don’t want to be contacted by schools unless they’ve initiated the communication.