Blue Devils Land 4* OLB Brandon Hill

Four star outside linebacker picks Duke over several high major offers. Third member of Scout250 to commit to the Blue Devils from 2016.

“[I’m] proud to say I am officially committed to play football at Duke University! Let the fun begin,” tweeted four star outside linebacker Brandon Hill.

Hill becomes the seventh member of the recruiting class of 2016 for Duke and the third commit recognized as part of the Scout 250 which recognizes the 250 best players in the country regardless of position.

The 6-foot-3, 215 pound rising senior is considered the best linebacker in South Carolina, and the 10th best outside linebacker in the country by He’s also ranked as the nation’s No. 119 overall prospect regardless of position.

Simply put, it’s a huge commitment for the Blue Devils in the class of 2016. So how do the coaches envision using Hill? As another talented outside linebacker who can cover a lot of ground.

"All the coaches I've talked to like the way I play that position. They see my length and the way I move, but they also have told me that I need to keep getting bigger, faster, and stronger. They see me playing around 230 pounds when I'm ready."

In addition to playing linebacker and running back, Hill has also lined up at defensive end, wide receiver, and even quarterback through his first two seasons. That versatility has allowed him to not only become a valueable recruiting commodity, but also a more cerebrial prospect on the field. Add in a good motor and physical tools, and it's easy to see why he's got so much early interest. But, there's always room for improvement.

"I feel like I've worked hard to continue to improve as a player. I think a scouting report has to start with my effort. I try not to rest when I'm on the field. I am always chasing guys down."

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