Update: Hood has released a statement via his Twitter account, citing his family as the reason for his de-commitment from Notre Dame. Check it out:
Earlier: Just when Irish fans thought that all trouble was in the past, Notre Dame's tumultuous offseason took yet another turn. 5-star running back commitment Elijah Hood of Charlotte, North Carolina, has de-committed from the Notre Dame program and will look at other schools, according to Tom Loy of 247Sports:
Hood had offers from numerous top programs, and is rated as the 14th highest overall prospect in the class of 2014 by Rivals. Earlier this summer, Hood made headlines by flushing his Alabama recruiting letters down the toilet.