North Little Rock junior wide receiver K.J. Hill will have a little bit more interest in Saturday's Arkansas-Auburn game in Fayetteville than most of the recruits on hand.
That's because Hill - one of several recruits who expected at Reynolds Razorback Stadium Saturday - has offers from both schools and will be looking at both the present and gauging the future with the two schools.
"I am just coming up to kind of watch the game and check things out for both teams," Hill said. "Auburn is certainly having the better year, but (Arkansas assistant) Coach (Barry) Lunney told me they feel like are going to play a lot better and be really fired up coming off their off date."
Hill knows that this is a year of transition for the Razorbacks (3-5, 0-4) and new head coach Bret Bielema.
"Coach B is trying to get his guys in there and reload and get things turned around," Hill said. "He brought a new system and is working on the players buying in being the type of team he wants to have.
"I know they are a great coaching staff and things are going to be straight and they'll be very good before too long," Hill added.
He is also getting interest from Arizona, Oklahoma State, Missouri, Indiana, Duke, Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Louisiana Tech.
"I think Oklahoma State is probably the closest to offering me out of the others," Hill said. "I am going to their game on Nov. 23 (against Baylor)."
Hill had 6 catches for 62 yards and two scores and was part of an incredible Charging Wildcat effort on Friday night as they downed Mountain Home 62-7.
The Charging Wildcats led 49-0 at the end of the first quarter and reserves took over after intermission in what was the last regular season game at their 80-year-old stadium.
"This was just a crazy game, but one we wanted to just go out and execute and try to get better as the playoffs get closer," Hill said. "We did a lot of good things."
North Little Rock is now 8-1 heading into the regular season finale at Little Rock Central next Thursday.
The Charging Wildcats only loss came against unbeaten Cabot and came the week after Arkansas tailback recruit Juan Day was lost for the season with an injury.
"We all knew we had to step up when Juan got hurt and I think we have done that," Hill said. "I have tried to be a better leader and we feel good heading into the playoffs."
• Razorback senior tight end pledge Ravian Pierce – just back from missing four weeks with a broken bone in his foot – was reinjured in the final minutes of his Plantation team's 16-6 loss to St. Thomas.
• Arkansas kicker commit Cole Hedlund of Argyle, Texas had a 31-yard field goal in his undefeated team's 59-8 win over Aubrey to move him within two of the Texas State career record of 48 and four from the national mark of 50.
• Razorback 2014 QB pledge Rafe Peavey got his playoff push underway Thursday night as he was 6-of-9 passing for 89 yards, rushed 8 times for 120 yards and 2 TDs in Bolivar's 53-6 win over Warrensburg.
The Liberators are now 10-0.
• Arkansas QB commit Ty Storey was 14-of-19 for 301 yards and four touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown as unbeaten Charleston (9-0) whipped Cedarville 46-6.
• Springdale Har-Ber senior DT Josh Frazier had a game-winning interception as well as two sacks and a partially blocked punt as the Wildcats downed previously unbeaten Fayetteville 34-31.
• In that same game, Fayetteville junior tight end C.J. O'Grady had 7 catches for 159 yards and 3 touchdowbns.
• Pine Bluff junior tight end Will Gragg had 3 catches for 31 yards – one of them a 14-yard TD catch - in just one quarter of play as the Zebras blasted Sheridan 48-0.
• Nashville junior WR La'Michael Pettway had 5 catches for 65 yards in a 56-21 loss to Malvern.
• Highland junior Deion Stewart had 2 rushes for 127 yards with 2 TDs and 1 catch for 27 yards in his team's 39-6 win over Pocahontas.
• Little Rock Catholic junior athlete D.J. Brown had 27 carries for 157 yards and 2 TDs, 4 catches for 42 yards and 123 return yards in Catholic's 43-14 win over Little Rock Parkview.
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