The North Carolina high school football state championship was played yesterday between Northern Guilford and Charlotte Catholic, with both teams featuring two of the top running backs in the country. Northern Guilford’s T.J. Logan is arguably one of the top ten all-purpose backs in the 2013 recruiting class and is currently committed to the UNC Tar Heels. Elijah Hood is one of the top 100 rated backs in the 2014 class and is a big-time Tar Heels target in that class.
Northern Guilford dominated 64-26 in the win, and that was because Logan continued his record season with a record championship game. He shattered the record for most rushing yards and touchdowns in a state championship with 510 yards on the ground and eight rushing touchdowns.
Elijah Hood is one of my favorite backs in the country in 2014, and I think he is going to be a great player in college. The 5’10″, 209 pound RB rushed for 152 yards and two TDs on 34 carries in the losing effort. The Tar Heels have some stiff competition in the battle to land Hood, because he has heavy interest in Notre Dame (no offer yet). Ohio State could also be heavy in the picture if they offer him, and Dabo Swinney and the Clemson Tigers are heavily in the mix with an offer. Duke, East Carolina, N.C. State, and Wake Forest have also offered the top five in-state recruit.
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