McCoy Hill to Greyshirt at BYU

Jordan high school's McCoy Hill fits the definition of a classic drop-back quarterback. He stands in at 6-5, 225, but can move very well for a prospect of his size. In blooming a bit late, Hill found himself without a division-one scholarship offer, but did find a promising walkon offer from BYU

"I'm going greyshirt at BYU this fall and then compete again the following spring," informed McCoy Hill. "It's a great opportunity and some people might think I'm crazy to walk on there with other scholarship offers, but I really love BYU and the coaches there."

Hill is keenly aware of BYU's track record in granting scholarships to walkons. When coaches tell Hill that he could earn a scholarship after his first year, they have a lot of credibility to back it up.

"Coach Doman is someone I trust completely and I know that he'll work hard with me to get me to prove my worth as a scholarship player as long as I'm willing to work myself," he said. "BYU is a great system for me and like I said, I love the coaches there."

Following spring practices, Hill will leave for a mission. Before leaving coaches will have had two full practice sessions and a season to observe him and then determine if they'll give him a scholarship following his mission service.

"It's a great situation for me," he said. "To have the chance to prove yourself at a school like BYU is a great opportunity. If things don't work out, I hope to get offered by other programs, but I'm confident that things will work out for the best. I'm very excited to have this opportunity at BYU."

Hill was a consensus first-team all-state selection his senior year. TBS will followup with more of Hill's story following letter of intent day.


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