Hill Visits for Spring Game

East Carolina is one of 14 schools to offer 2015 Salem HS (Virginia Beach, Va.) defensive end Trevon Hill, who visited last month for the Purple-Gold Spring Game.

Trevon Hill is proving to be one of the most sought after defensive linemen in the Virginia area. The 2015 Salem HS (Virginia Beach, Va.) defensive end recently participated in the Nike Football Training Camp at Centerville HS in Clifton, Va.

He stood out, which adds further explanation to the plethora of offers he's received.

East Carolina is among the 14 schools that have offered Hill. In North Carolina, he's also been offered by Charlotte, Duke, North Carolina State, North Carolina and Wake Forest. Throw Clemson, Marshall, Mississippi, Norfolk State, Old Dominion, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wisconsin, and there are plenty of people vying for Hill.

"Right now I'm going through the process," said Hill of his recruiting experience thus far. "Hopefully I'll make my decision in the next couple of weeks. That's what I'm planning on doing."

Hill visited ECU for last month's Purple-Gold Spring Game. He enjoyed meeting with the coaches, but wasn't particularly impressed by the atmosphere.

"It was a cool experience talking to (head) coach Ruffin (McNeill) and (inside linebackers) coach (John) Wiley," said Hill. "There weren't a lot of people there. I expected there to be because I've seen their home games, so I kind of expected more."

Despite that, getting to meet some of the younger players was something that especially stood out about the experience. He appreciated the insight of players that shared a similar recruiting experience.

"Davon (Grayson), coming out of high school, he had a lot of offers," said Hill. "Apparently ECU saw something in him and they told him he was going to start. Davon works hard, so I know he wanted to work for it. I know he's not going to lie to me."

At 6-foot-3 and 220 pounds, Hill is a smaller defensive end. What he lacks in size, though, he makes up for in speed. On top of that, he also worked with top 2014 recruits from his area.

"I play a fast, physical game," said Hill. "My first step off the ball is quick. My sophomore year wasn't that good, but I worked in the offseason with guys like (Virginia defensive tackle) Andrew Brown and (Ohio State defensive end) Jalyn Holmes. They taught me different techniques. I used that during my season the next year and it definitely helped."

This offseason is an important one, too. Hill plans on building on his already impressive speed, as well as putting on some more muscle.

"I want to get my 40 time down," said Hill. "I run a 4.80 so I have to get that to at least a 4.60. I want to work on my hands and get at the ball faster. Also staying skinny and getting my weight up."

Hill's recruitment hasn't shown signs of slowing down, so his story will be an interesting one to watch in coming weeks. Should he decide Greenville is right for him, there's no doubt the Pirates could find a use for such a quick and agile player.

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