The running back from Marlington High School in Alliance, Ohio, chose UT over offers from 16 schools, including Vanderbilt, Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa and Michigan. UConn appeared to be UT’s main competition for Hill.
“Tennessee has everything that UConn has, but Tennessee has the recognition and the conference,” he told GVX247.com. “The only thing with UConn was I felt that UConn was too small. I mean, small is OK in some spots. But I just felt I’m a better player than the Big East, you know?”
UT fans will know more about Hill in a little more than a year. The fifth commitment for UT’s class of 2012 is considered a three-star prospect by 247Sports. He’s not listed among the nation’s ranked running backs.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Hill said his first opportunity on the field will be at tailback, not fullback.
“They want me to play tailback all the way,” Hill said of UT’s coaching staff. “I pound the ball, and that’s what they’re going to do. That’s what I want to do, and they think I have good speed.”