Highland Springs’ Hill Commits!

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Highland Springs (VA) star CB/WR Cris Hill said he would have a decision before Christmas and he certainly came through, as today he made his college decision. Hill, a 5-11, 175-pound speedster who recently was named first-team all-Central region on offense (WR) and defense (CB), narrowed his list to Virginia Tech and Tennessee recently.

“I made up my mind. I’m choosing to go to Virginia Tech,” said Hill, who chose the Hokies over offers from Florida, Michigan, Ohio State, Tennessee and Virginia, among others. “The fact that my family will be able to come and see me play and the fact that Virginia Tech is not too close and not too far away were probably the main factors.”

Hill says he knew he would commit to Virginia Tech “couple days ago,” but decided to think about the decision for a few more days before going ahead with a commitment. He is the latest Highland Springs recruit for Virginia Tech, which boasts two starters from Highland Springs this season – senior defensive end Noland Burchette and sophomore cornerback Victor “Macho” Harris.

“Virginia Tech has taken care of the guys from Highland Springs,” Hill said. “And the players have done very well there.”

Virginia Tech is recruiting the multi-talented Hill as a cornerback, but the coaches have not ruled out a possible switch to wide receiver.

Hill becomes the 23rd high school senior to commit to Virginia Tech for the 2007 recruiting class. He is only the second player projected initially as a defensive back. He was rated a three-star prospect and the #8 overall player in the state in TechSideline.com’s Preseason Top 30, but look for his ranking as well as his star rating to increase following an outstanding senior season.