Nationals Agree to Terms with Draft Pick Hood

WASHINGTON (AP) - Second-round draft pick Destin Hood has agreed to terms on a contract with the Washington Nationals, deciding to bypass playing college football at Alabama.

Hood had signed a letter of intent to play for the Crimson Tide.

Instead, he will begin his professional baseball career with Washington's Gulf Coast League affiliate in Viera, Fla.

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