Coming soon!

We're taking a short break while we put the finishing touches on a fresh, new way of delivering Nebraska athletics content and stories. Visit soon to experience the next evolution of Huskers sports coverage.
Photo Credit: Eric Francis

Nebraska Gains Former Georgia Offensive Lineman Jacob Hood Through Transfer Portal

January 23, 2023

Make it three former members of the two-time defending national champions who will play their next snaps in Lincoln.

Former Georgia offensive lineman Jacob Hood announced on Monday he’ll transfer to Nebraska, a significant addition in a position of need. He also becomes the third former Georgia player to transfer to Nebraska after tight end Arik Gilbert and linebacker MJ Sherman.

Hood is originally from Nashville, Tennessee, where he committed to Georgia as a composite 4-star offensive tackle. The 6-foot-8, 350-pound lineman didn’t play as a freshman in Georgia’s 15-0 2022 campaign. He’s a former track athlete that national recruiting analysts said out of high school could develop into a multi-year starter at a Power 5 school.

An official visit to Nebraska last Friday sold him on a future in Nebraska. His host on that trip was new Nebraska signee Syncere Safeeullah, both from greater Nashville.

Hood is the 11th transfer arrival this offseason, second on the offensive line. The Huskers added Arizona State lineman Ben Scott in December.

Matt Rhule and his staff have hosted multiple offensive linemen from the portal in hopes of adding depth and candidates for immediate playing time. Out of five portal linemen to visit Lincoln thus far, Nebraska now has two commitments.

  • Never miss the latest news from Hail Varsity!

    Join our free email list by signing up below.