Coach Spotlight: Grant Hill

Huntsville High School head coach Scott Sharp describes new Alabama commitment as a "once in a career" type of player. Coach Sharp talks about what the Crimson Tide got in Grant Hill.


"I feel like his size along with his footwork is his biggest strength," said coach Scott Sharp. "He has great feet for a big guy. One of his other biggest assets is his desire to finish. He has great ability to finish his blocks.

"I would say more than anything he has improved on his footwork. He played well for us as a sophomore. It took him some time to adjust to his frame. He got another year of experience and another year in the weight room. It added to his confidence level. He played a lot lighter this past year than he did a year ago."

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound lineman is one of the premier prospects in the South. He committed to the Crimson Tide with other scholarship offers coming from Auburn, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Coach Sharp discussed areas where Hill can still improve.

"I think as a lineman you can always continue to improve your footwork," Sharp said. "He will continue to get better. He is a good pass blocker, but can still improve his pass protection especially with the level of players he will be playing against. He will have to move at quicker rate against those guys."

Sharp knows Alabama is getting a special player.

"I think he was just ready to go ahead and make his decision," he said. "He felt very comfortable at Alabama. He is a once in a career type player. I don't think we will ever have anyone else like him."

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