Tacoma QB Has Talent and Options

Gerald Hill has been a regular at BYU's football camps for the last three summers, and he plans to be back for one more tune-up before his senior season. Hill is in contact with BYU coaches about playing for the Cougars, but not just on the gridiron. He is also D-I caliber basketball prospect. Most recruits have to pick a school, but Hill will also have to pick a sport.

"I like both sports a lot and feel that I could play either in college," said Gerald Hill. "We'll just have to see how I feel, but I just don't know right now."

Hill is a 6-foot-4, 230-pound athlete who started at quarterback for Curtis High School in Tacoma, Washington. He threw for 19 touchdowns and also logged time at safety. Colleges are telling Hill that he could play quarterback or any number of positions including tight end and defensive end.

"I'm getting a lot of letters, but no offers so far for football", said Hill. "I'm getting a lot of attention from BYU, Oregon, U-Dub [Washington], Arizona and some other schools."

On the basketball front, Hill was recently named the MVP of his league after averaging 17 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds per game. He played the two and the three for Curtis. Hill already has offers from Eastern Washington and Portland State to play basketball and is hopeful that more offers come his way.

"I hear more from BYU's basketball coaches than their football coaches", said Hill. "Coach Wardenburg is texting me a lot, and we've had a lot of communication. Coach Wardenburg is the guy I talk to most."

Hill is LDS and loves the prospect of playing for BYU whether it be on the football field or the basketball court.

"BYU is a great place," he said. "I'd like to play either sport for them. I just have to decide which, and hopefully I'll have that option."

Although he has an interest in BYU, Hill is open to any and all opportunities that come his way. P "We'll just see how it works out and whether I want to play football or basketball," Hill concluded.


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