Peach State Standout Rodney Hill Commits To Virginia Football

Just over two weeks after revealing his top 10 schools, Bulloch Academy (Statesboro, GA) star Rodney Hill has made his college decision. The talented two-way player announced on Wednesday (Feb. 24) that he has verbally committed to the University of Virginia.

“I would like to thank God, my parents, my family, and friends for helping me through the recruiting process. We made it y’all!,” Hill wrote in the tweet below. “I want to thank my coaches, my Bulloch Academy family, Benedictine Military School, and my 7v7 at Tight Action team, for all the exposures and hard work that you have poured into me. I would like to say a special thanks to all the colleges and universities that have recruited me through this process. But for the next 3-4 years I will be committing to the University of Virginia.”

At Bulloch Academy, the 6’0”, 186-pound Hill sees time at running back and wide receiver. He also plays in the defensive backfield and claims at least one offer as a safety. Virginia has offered the talented student athlete as an H-Back, a role Cavalier fans have seen Olamide Zaccheaus and Billy Kemp IV play in the Mendenhall era.

Hill revealed a top 10 of Arkansas State, Colorado, Georgia Southern, Liberty, Michigan State, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Troy, Virginia, and West Virginia on February 7. He added that he was still open in his recruitment. Virginia Tech and Wisconsin were among the scholarship offers he received soon after.

Hill becomes the second member of Virginia football’s class of 2022. Karson Gay, a 6’6.5”, 225-pound tight end prospect out of Tennessee, announced his pledge to the Hoos this past Saturday. Both prospects are rated on the 3-star level by 247Sports and Hill is rated as the no. 48 athlete in the class of 2022 by 247Sports, which also ranks him as the no. 40 junior in Georgia.

EDGE Outlook/Virginia Football Class Of 2022 Roster

The beat goes on for Virginia in Georgia as the Hoos appear to have landed another good one from the Peach State. UVA has enjoyed significant recruiting success in Georgia during Mendenhall’s tenure, including landing five recruits in the class of 2021.

Hill is being recruited by the Hoos initially as an H-Back – that is the position listed in his commitment tweet, but he was also offered by Offensive Coordinator/Inside Receivers/Tight Ends Coach Robert Anae. Based on his highlights, Hill plays a similar role at his high school, so the position fit is a good one. Hill plays a physical brand of football and he plays with an attitude, which translates to offense or defense if he were to get a look at safety. From a physical standpoint he reminds me more of Joe Reed than Zaccheaus or Kemp IV. Reed handled H-Back-like responsibilities during his time at UVA, lining up in the slot and in the offensive backfield at times.

– Karson Gay, Tight End, Boyd Buchanan School (Chattanooga, TN)
– Rodney Hill, H-Back, Bulloch Academy (Statesboro, GA)