"I did not expect the type of attention I have been getting," Michael Hill told Scout. "My coach always told me I was going to be a top recruit, but I did not even believe that until I got my first offer (Clemson) last year. It has started to sink in for me now."
Hill has picked up well over two dozen scholarships since the Tigers offered midway through his junior season and he he started to narrow things down.
"In no order, Florida, Georgia Tech, South Carolina, Clemson, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, and Ohio State are my top schools. I have kind of narrowed my list down to those right now."
The 6-foot-2, 305 pound defensive tackle out of Pendleton, S.C. has not visited many schools, but he plans to early this summer.
"We are going to take off the first two weeks of June and visit some schools like Ohio State, LSU, Florida, and some others on his list," Pendleton Head Coach Paul Sutherland said. "Michael wants to get out, he wants to see different places, and we plan to be on the road a good bit early in June."
That could lead to an early decision for the number two ranked prospect in the Palmetto State.
"I really think he will commit by the end of the summer," Coach Sutherland added, "He just wants to commit to the right school, but he does not want to rush anything."
Hill is searching for that.
"I would like to play early, but it does not have to be as a true freshman and I also am looking for schools with a strong finance program, and how my relationship is with my position coach. The relationship I have with my position coach could be the biggest key with me being around him so much in the future," said Hill
June will be a big month for Hill
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