Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA) defensive end Will Hill expected more than two Division 1A scholarship offers by this time, but the new offers have not come to fruition. Maryland and Virginia remain Hill’s only two Division 1A offers, but the interest from other schools certainly has been there in the month of May.
“As of right now, I don’t have any new offers on the table. But, interest is starting to pick up,” Hill said. “Penn State is coming down soon. Tennessee and Ohio State have come down. Illinois has been by. Connecticut has been by.”
In our last interview, the VHSCA first-team all-state selection had made an unofficial visit to Virginia Tech’s Spring Game. It was a visit he enjoyed and he said the coaches “seemed pretty excited about me.” The Tech staff did not offer, however, and hopes to see more of Hill next month.
“[The Virginia Tech coaches] said they want me to come to camp, but I don’t know what my plans are right now,” Hill said. “I might try to get out to Tennessee and possibly Ohio State. I don’t know. I’m just not sure at this time. Everything is up in the air.”
The 6-4, 255-pound Hill has also taken unofficial visits to the University of Virginia, a program that certainly making a big-time effort to land the Williamsburg standout.
“Coach Pruett and Mike Groh and Coach Poindexter all came by the school,” Hill said. “They have told me that they want me and I’m one of their top guys.”
At this time, though, Hill is stopping short of naming any favorite schools.
“No favorites,” Hill said. “I’m going to take into consideration everyone who comes in. I’ll give everyone an equal look and look at the pros and cons of each school. I’m pretty much open.”
A very good student who carries a 3.5 grade point average and has scored an 1,100 on the SAT (math plus verbal), Hill decided about a month ago that he would like to graduate from Lafayette in December and enroll at college in January. He says early enrollment will not speed up his decision-making process.
“I’m probably going to wait until after the season is over with even though I’m graduating early,” Hill said. “I’m not really fit to decide early right now. I will probably decide after the season or sometime during the season.”
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