October 14, 2007

Hood: Weekend visit to UK 'amazing'

One of the top priorities in recruiting is sealing the borders and keeping the best in-state prospects at home.

Jon Hood is a player who fits that bill for 2009, and Kentucky is trying to establish a strong bond with the Madisonville North Hopkins star early in the process.

Hood, a 6-foot-6 combo guard rated the No. 39 prospect in the junior class by Rivals.com, was one of almost a dozen players in Lexington this weekend for the Wildcats' annual "Midnight Madness" festivities.

In addition to Kentucky, Hood has drawn scholarship offers from Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Southern Illinois, Western Kentucky and Middle Tennessee State. He is also receiving heavy interest from programs like Florida, Duke and North Carolina, all of which he made recent unofficial visits.

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