Hill said that he had been hearing from Mississippi, North Carolina State and Michigan State. As far as visits go, he was offered by Mississippi and took an unofficial to Rod Barnes' campus in Oxford.
For Hill, the decision to attend Tennessee was an easy one. "I talked to my family and brother, because that's who helped me with my recruitment," Hill said. "I went to Tennessee and talked to the coaches and they made me feel good. It was pretty easy to make my decision.
"My family and I talked about [committing] before I took the visit. I went down there and it was just a matter of me telling me them that I was ready to commit."
Hill's commitment is the second for the Volunteers in terms of Class of 2005 prospects. Peterson's first commitment was 6-foot-8 Joey Cameron, a Top 50 (per TheInsiders.com) power forward from Alabama.
"We've got to work on Tyler Smith right now. Once all three of us get in there it won't take long to build a champion."
Last year, Hill averaged 23 points a game for Starkville, the former high school of current NBA wing Travis Outlaw.