LITTLE ROCK - No matter what happens on Sunday, what has happened for North Little Rock wide receiver K.J. Hill (6-1, 180) on Friday and Saturday has already made this a great weekend.
He scored three touchdowns – two via the pass and one on a 99-yard kickoff return – as the Charging Wildcats drilled Lake Hamilton 55-13 on Friday to open the 2013 season.
Hill, who was the Arkansas Democrat Gazette's Co-Sophomore of the Year last season along with Charleston quarterback Ty Storey, then got a scholarship offer from Arkansas on Saturday to go along with an earlier one he had from Auburn.
"It's very exciting to get the offer Arkansas and I'm real happy about it," Hill said right before taking in the Razorbacks' game . "Now I can watch this game with a different feeling."
Hill, also a Division I college basketball prospect, caught 48 passes for 845 yards and eight touchdowns last season and added 27 carries for 233 yards on the ground.
He was one of about 50 prospects on hand Saturday night - a group that included Arkansas 2014 commits in North Little Rock tailback Juan Day, El Dorado defensive tackle Bijhon Jackson and Shreveport Evangel wide receiver Jared Cornelius and 2015 pledges Jamario Bell of Junction City and Colton Jackson of Conway.
Some other top prospects on hand included the Shreveport Evangel duo of safety Santos Ramirez and defensive end Chris Bradley, 2015 ones in Pine Bluff tight end Will Gragg, Highland athlete Avery Johnson and Glen Rose tailback Carlos Burton and 2016 prospects in Star City defensive tackle Austin Capps and the Hope duo of Kaderious Rowe and McTelvin Agin.
Arkansas' coaches had been very interested in Hill all along, but he was hurt when he was at camp this summer and the Razorbacks wanted to evaluate him when he was healthy.
They got a chance to see him healthy Friday night as he caught 4 passes for 46 yards and had the big kick return.
Arkansas senior tailback commit Juan Day had 12 carries for 149 yards.
"We had a big night and it was a lot of fun," Hill said
Arkansas Offers Hill
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