Mississippi State standout freshman Rodney Hood will be seeking a transfer, opting not to stick around to see what the Rick Ray era will bring.
It's interesting news for the Cardinals, who were on Hood's short list along with Florida State on his first go-round. Fresh off a Final Four run (and a Florida State fizzle) now may be a fortuitous moment to find favor with the finicky former five-star forward.
This is all just speculation based on Hood's previous recruitment, there's no official word on where he is looking, but no one would be surprised to see Louisville get back into the mix. He's a tremendous talent, a rangy 6'8'', averaging better than 10 points a game last season and was named to the Freshman All-SEC team.
Should the Cards land him, after sitting out a season, Hood would join rising star Anton Gill to form a solid base and injection of talent for the class of 2013.
I'm well aware this would eat a scholarship that we currently don't have to offer. It would take finagling (a la Kuric) or require a transfer from someone like Rakeem Buckles, Kevin Ware, or Elisha Justice, which I have no inside info on, but isn't exactly outside the realm of possibility.