"Miami offered me and I considered them but I just decided to visit some other schools instead," Hooks said.
At 6-foot-4 and 290 pounds, Hooks signed with Ole Miss a couple weeks ago and is set to enroll very soon. He talked about the season they just had.
"I think Ole Miss had a better season than what was expected," he said. "I also think they seem hungry and determined to keep getting better."
Hooks said he was sold on the chance of getting early playing time at Ole Miss as well.
"The coaching staff tells me that the opportunity is there to earn playing time right away," he said.
Hooks talked about the relationship he's developed with a few of the Ole Miss coaches.
"I talk to Coach Freeze and Coach Kiffin, I like them a lot; we talk all the time. They're really cool guys, I look forward to playing for them."
Hooks is expected to begin classes next week.