It's a good thing high school football sensation Elijah Hood has a verbal commitment with Notre Dame. He's literally flushed any chance of playing for at least one other top school right down the toilet.
A junior running back for Charlotte Catholic (N.C.), Hood was just looking for a creative way to make a splash, so to speak, with his first post on the Vine social media site. So he decided to have a little fun at the expense of the team that embarassed his Fighting Irish in the BCS title game this year.
Hood posted a video of himself Tuesday taking an envelope from a recruitment letter from Alabama and flushing it down the toilet, while declaring "Roll toilet!" (a takeoff on the team's rallying cry, "Roll Tide!")
The clip ended up taking on a life of its own. Hood seems to have spent most of Tuesday night and some of Wednesday morning discussing it -- explaining that he really does have respect for the Alabama program but seeming pretty pleased with himself at the same time.
im a marked man as of now but I will say this Its an honor and an great opportunity to be a D1 athlete and I fully respect all universities— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
@kippladams trying to get me in trouble?? hahahahahaha nah I feel you this is gold but I honestly have nothing against the university— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
So i'm guessing no vacation trips in Tuscaloosa for the rest of my life— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
The clip has since been removed from Vine. Hood claimed on Twitter that his high school coach told him to do so and to formally apologize, which he does ... eventually.
Alright Guys My Highschool Coach Called Gotta Take Roll Toilet down and apologize formally to Nick Saban, Alabama, and Norte Dame hahaha— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
So anyone wanna help do this damage control thing??— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
Yea I know I'm just following coaches orders haha guess bout to call up Coach— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
I honestly dont know how my apology will really do I explained throghout it was a joke and the fake twitter fight was with my best friend??— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
Just goes to show you poke the Woolly AL and they start a stampede lol #bama hate me now and I got nothing against em hahah— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
In regards to my post yesterday, it was wrong and very disrespectful to Alabama. My attempt at humor was immature, and wrong I'm sorry.— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013
And just in case you were worried, no toilets were harmed in the filming of the video.
lol these people mail dont even go down toilets i had to take it out and throw it away the letter wasnt even in it but still #RollToilet— Elijah Hood (@EHood34) June 5, 2013