South Florida OL Likes Noles

There's little doubt that one of the Seminoles biggest needs in the class of 2006 will be offensive line and it wouldn't surprise The Territory.org if the Garnet & Gold tried to sign up to six prospects at that position.  One very big prospect that the Noles might target hails from Miami (Fla.) Pace.

Before it's all said and done, 6-foot-4 and 320 pound offensive tackle Javon Hill will the target of a lot coaching staffs.  Duke University has already stepped up to the plate with an offer.
 
‘My top five schools in no order are Florida State, Miami, Pittsburgh, Florida and Duke," Hill said.  "I like Duke because of their academics plus they offered me.  I see guys at Florida excel in their environment.  I don't know much about Pittsburgh but it would be an interesting route.  My teammate Conredge Collins will be up there and I would have person that I'm familiar with up there.   Miami is a school that everyone wants to be.  They work very hard.  Florida State is a good school for offensive lineman.  A lot of good NFL players come from there.  Miami and Florida State were my two favorite teams growing up."
 
The South Florida Giant wants to step on the field early but realizes it won't be easy.
 
"One of my biggest factors will be the rosters of each school," he said.  "I would like to play as a freshman but If I don't it's because I will have to learn the system."
 
Hill is the only returning lineman on his team which helped senior running back Conredge Collins rush for over 1,200 yards.
 
"I'm the only returning starter from last year," he said.  "I'm ready to carry the load this season.  My biggest strength on the field is my leadership.  I'm also a pretty good pass-blocker."
 
One factor that could help the Seminoles is the fact that the Hill family knows former Florida State cornerback Bryant McFadden.
 
"My mother knows him," he said.  "We live in Hollywood and I use to play for the same schools as Bryant in McArthur."
 
Hill is an excellent student in the classroom who carries a 3.1 grade point average.

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