November 7, 2008

Nick Hill running to more offers?

Running back Nick Hill of Chelsea High School has enjoyed a very successful junior season. His outstanding play is a big reason why the Bulldogs have advance to the second round of the playoffs. It is also a reason why the 5-foot-7, 180-pound prospect has several scholarship offers on the table and is poised to pick up more. Spartanmag.com spoke with Hill last night and got the latest.

"We beat Milan last week. I had 170-yards and scored 3 touchdowns. I was the first running back to go over 100-yards against them. This week we play at Mason. If we win that game, we will play the winner of Inkster vs. Trenton."

Hill has out up some great numbers this fall despite missing some time with an injury. On the season he has 1628-yards and has scored 23 touchdowns. He had over 300-yards in back-to-back games against Adrian High School and Ann Arbor Pioneer.

In addition to his playing, Hill has been able to attend several games this fall of the teams that are recruiting him. This weekend he will make another unofficial visit to a Big Ten school.

"I have been a several games at Michigan and Michigan State," Hill said. This Saturday I am going to Chicago to visit Northwestern."

Hill has been to Michigan State to see the Spartans a few times and was in East Lansing this past weekend to see the game against the Wisconsin Badgers. SpartsnMag.com asked him about his recruitment by the Spartans

"Coach Enos is my recruiter. Michigan State seems to like me a lot. Coach Enos is supposed to stop by my school. I like Michigan State. I have been able to meet Javon Ringer and I am good friends with Chris Rucker from Detroit Country Day."

In addition to the Spartans, the Wolverines are showing Hill a high level of interest.

"I talk to Coach Jackson and Coach Magee every week," he said. "I think they may offer me soon."

In addition to the teams mentioned above, Hill is also hearing from schools like Oregon, Nebraska, UCLA and Alabama. He already has scholarships from Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Stanford.

Some have speculated that some schools will shy away from Hill due to his size, but that doesn't look to be the case at this point. Hills running style reminds many of the old saying "It is not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog." Hill may not be the biggest running back, but when you combine his explosiveness and hard running style, you get a player that could be a difference-maker at the next level.

SpartanMag.com will continue to keep following Hills season as well as his recruitment. You can be sure he will be a player that will be invited to numerous junior day functions this winter. Be sure to check out the most recent video clips of Hill in action linked below.



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