The 6-foot-5 shooting guard from Montverde (Fla) Academy cut Memphis, Texas and Florida.
Hood-Schifino is set to announce his commitment on Aug. 24, in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.
According to Zagsblog, Montverde head coach Kevin Boyle says, “(Jalen’s) a great player, worker, and leader. I think he is the nation’s best on-ball defender and has become outstanding at making decisions using a ball screen. He will immediately impact winning wherever he goes.”
Hood-Schifino originally committed to Pittsburgh in December 2019 but reopened his recruitment in July 2020.