Blue Devils Grab Florida OL

With the primary needs in the class of 2007 once again centering around the offensive line, the Duke coaching staff has taken the first steps in pulling in another four or five big prospects. That's because on Sunday night, Orlando's Kyle Hill picked the Blue Devils over a handful of other offers.

Early Monday morning sources close to the situation indicated that Hill had committed to Duke on Sunday night in a phone call with his recruiting coach, Glenn Spencer. He becomes the sixth prospect to make such a call from the class of 2007.

"I chose Duke because they offered the best combination of football and academics. They were the highest rated education, and they have a program that will be really good once the young players get some experience and a little older."

Hill chose the Blue Devils over offers from Northwestern, Cincinatti, and East Carolina. He was also receiving interest from South Carolina and Virginia.

At 6-foot-6 and 260 pounds, Hill lines up as a defensive end for Orlando Boone High. However, in college he projects as an offensive lineman.

Attending the three day camp at Duke in mid-June, Hill measured out at 6'6 and 260 pounds. He put up 225 pounds on the bench 10 times, and had a vertical jump of 28.5. His shuttle run time of 4.9 seconds was among the best for offensive linemen.


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