Auburn The First To Offer 2015 Standout

2015 standout wide receiver K.J. Hill discusses his first offer from the Auburn Tigers.

Little Rock, Ark.--A standout two-sport performer at North Little Rock High, speedy receiver K.J. Hill was one of the top players at a recent Auburn camp. Showing good hands and the ability to run past defenders, the 2015 prospect was still waiting on his first offer when he headed back home.

The wait is over as Hill got the news he has been waiting for as Coach Gus Malzahn and assistant coach Tim Horton pulled the trigger on an offer from the Tigers and made Hill a happy guy in the process.

"I talked to Coach Horton and he finally told me they were going to offer me," Hill told Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I'm real happy because it's my first offer.

"It just feels like all that work I have been putting has paid off," he added. "It's a huge accomplishment for me."

Making the trip to Auburn along with teammate Kavin Alexander, Hill said that getting the offer from the Tigers was a big one for him because of the history of the program and especially because of the coaching staff on the Plains.

"The coaches at Auburn really stand out to me," Hill said. "Most of them are from Arkansas and they know my background. They have been following me since the ninth grade. I like the facilities that Auburn has and I really like the indoor practice field. I like everything about Auburn.

"It's big that Auburn was the first one," he added. "Coach Horton said they wanted to be the first of many. That just shows how much they are interested in me and how much they want me."

Hill is coming off a big 2012 season after he earned Co-Sophomore of the Year honors in Arkansas. Winning the honor along with quarterback Ty Storey, Hill caught 48 passes for 845 yards and eight touchdowns last season and added 27 carries for 233 yards on the ground.

Also a talented basketball prospect, Hill averaged 20 points, six rebounds and five assists last season on the hardwood.

Because of that schools are recruiting him for both sports including Arkansas, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Duke and several others. While he enjoys both sports and would love to play both on the next level, he knows that's not likely because of the time constraints.

"It would be kind of hard and if I'm trying to live out my dream that could be something that holds me back," Hill said. "Football is definitely my favorite because I only started playing basketball since the sixth grade. I was born playing football."

Planning to check out several games this fall, Hill said his one goal is to attend the Auburn-Alabama game in Jordan-Hare Stadium. Hill plans to make a decision before his senior season begins next summer.

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