UVA Recruiting Notes

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UVa Still Pursuing Lafayette’s Hill…

Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA) senior defensive end William Hill made his first official visit recently, taking a trip to the University of Tennessee. The trip went well but did not seem to overly impress the 6-4, 250-pound standout.

“It was a pretty good visit all in all,” Hill said. “I liked it. They didn’t win the game, but there was a good atmosphere and the coaches seem good. The players seem like good people. The academics they presented to me were pretty good. The campus is nice also.

“It was a good experience. It didn’t overwhelm me, but I felt like they have love for the football program and the fans and the players were good and everything was top of the line.”

Hill, who is considering offers from Duke, Michigan, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, among others, will likely hold off on making any more official visits until after his senior season is complete.

“It is all up in the air,” Hill said, referring to his visit schedule. “Next weekend I might be headed somewhere, but I don’t know yet. Our season probably ends in approximately four weeks. I’ll have more of a schedule after that and I’ll be trying to make a decision as efficiently as possible. I’m looking to make the right decision as fast as I can.”

The University of Virginia, a school the talented prospect has visited on a handful of occasions, is very much still in the running. He attended Virginia’s home opener against Southern Cal and says he will return to Charlottesville, but nothing has been set.

“I keep in touch pretty consistently with them, but as far as favorites go I don’t want to release that right now,” Hill replied when asked if he keeps in consistent contact with the UVa coaching staff. “Exactly where the Virginia coaching staff ranks with me is something I will keep between me and them. Me and the coaching staff have a pretty good relationship and are seeing a lot of things eye to eye right now. I like them, but I’m not naming any favorites right now.”

In-state or out-of-state is of no consequence to Hill, who is simply trying to find the right fit.

“Location is not a factor at all,” Hill said. “Going somewhere different, you have to be a man on your own. Being close to the family could be good but it could also be bad. I would be my own man, so I just need to be comfortable no matter where I go.