Cris Hill is one of the top remaining targets left on Virginia Tech’s board. The Hokies staff will have its shot to impress the Highland Springs (VA) standout cornerback/wide receiver next month, when Hill makes an official visit to Blacksburg.
“He’s basically committed to taking three visits right now. He is going to Virginia Tech the first weekend in December, Tennessee the following weekend and he has committed to visiting West Virginia sometime in January,” Highland Springs Head Coach Scott Burton said. Hill made an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech this summer.
Three other schools remain in play for the speedy recruit.
“Florida, Ohio State and Michigan,” Burton replied when asked if other schools remained in contention. “He’s just not sure if he wants to go that far away from home.”
The 5-11, 175-pound Hill has turned in an excellent senior season, helping the Springers to an 8-2 record and a berth in the Division 6, Central Region playoffs. He has also earned a selection to the Rivals.com all-star game in January.
“I know it’s cliché for a coach to say a player gets better and better every game, but he literally gets better every game,” Burton said of Hill’s 2006 performance. “We had a district coaches meeting recently and every coach in the district says he is the most explosive player in the district. He is the guy they have to scheme for to try and stop. His development has been so incredible because he has come on as a late bloomer. He still comes in and works hard and he’s not done getting better.
“Defensively, he has played extremely well. His technique is the best of any defensive back we’ve ever had here. I think that’s saying something considering the kids who have come through here. He comes in every day and listens. He wants to get better. Offensively, he’s the most explosive player we have. We have to try and get him as many touches as possible.”
Hill is a solid student as well. He carries a GPA in the range of 2.8 or 2.9 and scored close to 1,000 the first time he took the SAT.
“He is a kid you never have to worry about,” Burton said. “He’s a solid citizen. He comes from a really supportive...
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