Recruiting profile: Michael Hill

Smith Station High School's Michael Hill is a versatile big man, with major college prospects at both defensive tackle and tight end.

Hill, 6-3, 275 pounds, is legitimate at both positions, possessing incredible hands for a player of his stature. Hill is also a sure tackler on defense.

Boasting a 4.75 best-clocking in the 40-yard dash, Hill fires off the ball very physically on defense, and when he gets his hands positioned, he can plant the runningback or quarterback firmly in the ground.

The native of Smiths finished his second year of football with 43 tackles (25 solo), two sacks (-20 yards), one tackle for loss, and one caused fumble.

Offensively, his high school coach says he has the best hands on the team of all the receivers. Hill wasn't utilized that much his junior year, but he is expecting to see the ball more frequently his senior year. For a man his size, Hill has proven to be a legitimate threat with the football.

Hill is not easy to tackle. As a junior he caught just seven passes for 109 yards and one Td, but that averages out to 15.6 yards per reception.

Hill has a 24-inch vertical jump and has been timed at 25.2 in the 200 meters. Hill plans to major in Electrical Engineering.

An impressive athlete, Hill bench presses 275 pounds (with a shoulder injury), squats 460, and power cleans 265. He has a 3.0 GPA and has scored 20 on the ACT, indicating he should qualify easily.

Smiths Station high school also produced Reggie Weeks (Georgia), but Hill is a more aggressive player. He has attended the Auburn Team Camp, and lists his early favorites as Michigan, Tennessee, Miami, Clemson, Alabama, and Auburn.

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