Saturday's Pitt prospect camp was beneficial to the quarterbacks and receivers, as they got a chance to test out Pitt's new offensive system.
The coaching side of it gives the new staff a chance to see how certain players respond to being in their system, and how they respond to their coaching. The player side of it is excited in the sense that they have a chance to show what they can do in the system, while looking for ways to improve throughout the course of the day.
"It was good," Hills said of the camp. "I like the coaches' enthusiasm. Their system is a little bit different from what I'm used to, but I'm sure I can get used to it.
"They were giving out some of the plays to evaluate us so we can make reads. There's a lot of swings and quick passes. That really helps to see how the system works."
One of the toughest things for both the quarterbacks and receivers, is adjusting to the timing. The quarterbacks have a rapport with their own receivers. The receivers are also used to their own quarterbacks throwing to them. Hills said it was a challenge, but one he responded well to.
"My timing was a little bit off in first half of (the camp)," Hills added. "I didn't have the timing with the receivers. The second half, I thought I came out and played good. You definitely need the timing with the receivers. There were just a lot of great players there."
When it was over, not only did Hills learn a lot that he can take back to his team, but he also got some feedback as to where he stands with getting a Pitt offer.
"Coach (Todd) Dodge told me I really helped myself (Saturday), and that I really stepped up on the depth chart," Hills said. "(Dodge) said my 40 time really helped me. He said he wanted me to come down some time this week to get to know his offense a little better."
Hills ran a self-reported 40-time of 4.57. Miami of Ohio is the latest school to offer, joining Kent State, Old Dominion and Akron. In addition to getting back to Pitt for another unofficial visit, he has some other schools he'd like to camp at.
"I love Akron's facilities," Hills said. "I'm taking a visit up there. This Saturday, I'm going up to Maryland. I think I may be going to Michigan State on June 22. I may be going to the schools that have offered me too."
Hills also said there's a level of familiarity with the Pitt program that keeps him hopeful of a Pitt offer.
"Just to see Pitt's system, and working with the players right now," Hills said. "I see Tino Sunseri. Just knowing a bunch of guys down there, that's why Pitt is one of my top schools. It's also close to home."