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New Notre Dame commit Elijah Hood takes to Twitter aggressively to recruit for the Irish

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Notre Dame got more than it bargained for when Charlotte (N.C.) Catholic High's Elijah Hood -- the No. 1 ranked athlete in the Class of 2014 on the Rivals 100 -- committed to the Irish a week ago. They just may have picked up their best recruiting coordinator, too.

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After committing to Notre Dame, Elijah Hood has used Twitter as a recruiting tool -- Rivals.com

After committing to Notre Dame, Elijah Hood has used Twitter as a recruiting tool -- Rivals.com

Ever since he gave his verbal commitment, Hood (@EHood34) has been tweeting just about every other elite junior recruit with an offer from the Irish, encouraging them to follow him to South Bend (h/t The Big Lead).

"It's all I think about as soon as I'm done with my workouts," Hood told the South Bend Tribune. "All right, what am I going to do to help my university get better? It's just my love for ND showing."

Using the hashtag #GoldenArmy14, Hood has reached out to quarterbacks, wide receivers, offensive linemen, linebackers and defensive lineman -- anybody who might make his job easier when he arrives on campus after his prep senior season.

Here are a few samples of the messages Hood has sent out to 2014 recruits on Twitter:

Mustipher, Byrne, Hayes and Trumbetti had already committed to Notre Dame before Hood began his Twitter campaign, but Nelson gave his verbal after Hood reached out with the following tweet: "The Q knows where to be, got to get the #QtoND."

Coincidence? Perhaps. But maybe not if Frazier and Bars -- both of whom have Irish offers and have not yet committed -- join Notre Dame's Class of 2014 in the near future.

"Even though we're all over the place, we're coming together and we're still showing that we can be a strong unit even if we're from different areas, from different regions, from different backgrounds," added Hood. "Notre Dame takes everybody. It's a special place, and I'm just trying to get that across to these guys. I think they're feeling the message."

If the NFL isn't in Hood's future, he at least should land a job somewhere as a Social Media Recruiting Coordinator. And others are sure to follow.

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