Probably now, more than before, Hood is getting Ohio State's full-court press. Although he and Anthony Gill don't play the same position, Gill committing to Virginia will make it an easier sell for Hood.
FWIW, Joe Kotoch, an agent extraordinaire and proprietor of the "Pro Basketball Draft" site, has been very bullish about Ohio State's chances to land Hood. On his Twitter this weekend, he noted Ohio State's chances for Hood were "very real."
If you haven't seen Hood, I surmise you'd be very impressed. He was a 5-star out of high school. He's a very good basketball player that is also a great athlete. Beyond being a good scorer and solid rebounder as a wing, he was also Mississippi State's best perimeter defender. He's long, he's explosive and he would be a sensational fit for the Buckeyes.