Norris’ CJ Hood thrilled to be committed to Huskers

"I've always wanted to be a Husker," CJ Hood said. 

FIRTH – CJ Hood’s dream is becoming reality.

The Norris baseball standout committed to the Huskers on Monday, following in his brother Byron’s footsteps. Byron played for Nebraska from 2016-19.

“I’ve always wanted to be a Husker,” CJ Hood said.

The Nebraska coaching staff is also excited to add Hood to its 2021 recruiting class.

“We had a group chat and they were sending a bunch of gifs. They were freaking out.”

At 6-4, 190 lbs., Hood said he’s eating close to 5,000 calories a day to add muscle this summer. He’s also added 6 mph to his fastball as a right-handed pitcher.

“I’ve been shoveling it in,” Hood said.

Hood currently plays for Hickman Post 105. He will play football and basketball on top of baseball this year for Norris.

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