Each week, McKinley Young Jr. of Bench Press Reloaded catches up with some of the top athletes in the Metropolitan Nashville area. Today’s sit-down was with Hillsboro High School football player Jacob Hood.
Name: Jacob Hood
Class of 2021
McKinley Young Jr. of Bench Press Reloaded: At what age did you fall in love with the game of football?
Jacob Hood: I started loving the game of football at the age of nine and in my first game I put so many people down to the ground, it felt amazing. After that game I knew that this was the sport for me.
Mac: Who are the biggest influences in your life?
Jacob: My biggest influence is definitely my mom, she has been there for me my entire life. She is my rock.
Mac: When you are not playing football, what do you like to do for fun in your spare time?
Jacob: I really enjoy cooking, hiking, and just exploring new places.
Mac: What is your favorite meal to cook and why?
Jacob: My favorite meal to cook is definitely chicken alfredo and it’s because it allows me to be creative with my cooking style.
Mac: What player have you modeled your game after?
Jacob: I model myself after Larry Allen and Jedrick Wills Jr. They are both strong, physical men and I want to impose my will on people.
Mac: What would you like to major in when you go to college?
Jacob: Chemical Engineering or Business
Mac: Being a big time recruit in Tennessee, what would be your Top 10 schools?
Jacob: Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Penn State, Missouri, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss, Ohio State, and Austin Peay.
Mac: What is the one thing you want everyone to say about you after you graduate high school?
Jacob: That I never gave up no matter what I went through on or off the field.