Interest Continues to Pick Up

When the South Hot 100 came rolling out a few weeks back, Ryan Hill found himself ranked as the top cornerback prospect in the state of Florida. More and more schools are starting to take notice of his talents as well and it appears more offers could be just around the corner.

"I have an offer from Florida and a pretty solid verbal offer from Miami, but I believe Texas and Oklahoma are going to come in here pretty soon. I built a good relationship with Coach Chizik at Auburn and now he's at Texas. Oklahoma needs DB's really bad. Florida State has also started coming in the picture," Ryan Hill said.

Who's in the best position to sign him right now?

"I like Oklahoma, Miami, Georgia, Florida, USC, Texas and Florida State is in there too."

What stands out about each of those programs?

Oklahoma: "I know they need DB's and you would have a great chance to get to the NFL from there."

Miami: "That's the U right there. It's the home state school and I've always loved them. Great DB tradition in the NFL."

Georgia: "I've got a brother playing at Clark Atlanta and my mom wants us to be close. I like the schemes of their defense."

Florida: "Coach Heater says they have some early playing time and I like Coach Meyer personally. They're going to be one of the teams to beat in the next few years or so."

USC: "That's the Trojans. It's another sunshine state and I feel I'd fit in out there. They play on TV a lot."

Texas: "Coach Chizic went to Texas and I got to know him when he was at Auburn. I like him a lot and they show interest."

Florida State: "My cousin went there and everyone in town pushes you to go to Florida State. I like the way Coach Bowden rotates his corners and I think they need a corner like me really."

It appears that the Rickards standout could be setting his first official visit here in the next week or so.

"I'm setting an official visit to Miami here pretty soon. Coach Soldinger told me he wanted me to come visit early because I know Pat Watkins waited until the end and people run out of scholarships. He's going to give me some dates of when I could come down there."

Ryan is still looking at two more camp destinations for this summer.

"I might go to Florida State's senior camp in the middle of July and I'm trying to get down to Miami also."

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