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Wide Receiver Prospect Matthew Hill Talks About His Interest In Auburn Football

Class of 2018 football prospect Matthew Hill was on the Auburn campus for Big Cat Weekend.

Snellville, Ga.--Matthew Hill grew up as an Auburn football fan and that leaves the Tigers at the top after spending more time on the Plains when he was on campus for Big Cat Weekend on Saturday.

“Auburn’s my leader just because I grew up an Auburn fan,” the four star wide receiver said. “Auburn’s always been up there in the top one, two or three spots because I’ve known Auburn. It’s like home now.”

The six-foot, 162-pound prospect target said he enjoyed his Saturday getting to build his relationship with Coach Gus Malzahn and the AU staff. “When asked what the highlight of Big Cat Weekend was for him, Hill said, “Getting to see the other side of the coaches. You really saw their friendly side and what you’re going to deal with every day.”

The Brookwood High School standout said he wants to announce his decision sometime this summer and possibly in “the next month or month and a half.” He added, “I want to see at least another two or three schools, then I will make a decision after that.”

Not ready to rank his finalists in order, he has narrowed his list from a large group of offers from SEC, ACC and Big 10 programs. “The schools coming at me the hardest are Auburn, Alabama and South Carolina,”?he said. “Those are really the only schools I’m considering at the moment because they’re coming at me hard.”

The wide receiver added that he is planning to visit Alabama and Florida this month, but points out the Tigers will be difficult to beat. “I’m very comfortable at Auburn,” he said. “I grew up an Auburn fan. I’ve been comfortable since I was a little kid.”

As a junior he caught 41 passes for 849 yards with nine touchdowns while running the football 98 times for 625 yards and eight more scores. He also returned 19 kickoffs for 512 yards.

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