Rodney Hood has verbally committed to Mississippi State.
MaxPreps.com ranks Hood No. 26 in the Class of 2011. The 6-foot-6 wing from Meridian, Miss.,chose the Bulldogs over offers from Louisville, Marquette and Florida State. He joins Deville Smith and Arnett Moultrie (transfer from UTEP) on the list of players expected to play for Mississippi State in 2011-12.
The Bulldogs are the favorites to win the SEC West this season.