Athlete Sedric Hill Awaits Offers

Wide receiver Sedric Hill made the move last spring from Mater Dei to Edison High School in Huntington Beach. While the move appears to be smart for him in many ways, it may be a reason he hasn't yet received any scholarship offers. However, that could soon be changing.

When a player transfers from one school district to another, especially late in their junior year, there are often academic details that must be attended to before a student can be considered a prospect for college. Such is the case for wide receiver Sedric Hill, who moved from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana to Edison High School in Huntington Beach.

Both schools are perennial powerhouses on the Southern California and National football scenes and Hill is having a stellar year, averaging over 19 yards-per-catch, he has yet to receive a scholarship offer.

"Since I transferred I had to get my transcripts in order," he said. "The coaches telling me they're waiting for me to get those and I have."

Hill added that he made the move to Edison to place himself in what he felt was a better academic environment.

"They (Edison) have more help for me so I can keep my grades up," he said. "It's put me in a better position to get to college." It appears to be paying off as Hill reports a 2.9 grade-point-average and said his ACT score was good enough to qualify him for entrance into college. He said he will also soon take the SAT.

On the football side, Hill said he is hearing from Nevada, Fresno State, Utah State, and San Diego State.

"San Jose State is contacting me too," he said. " Coach (Kirk) Doll is the one recruiting me from San Jose."

Fresno State was an early leader and Hill attended a summer camp there. While the Bulldogs are still keeping on contact, another suitor appears to have moved in.

"Nevada is recruiting me the hardest now," he said. "Coach (Casey) Moore talk a lot."

Hill added that he would like to major in sports medicine, and that the Reno campus offers the best opportunities for him in that academic endeavor. While he hasn't set up any visits at this time he said he'd like to visit Nevada during one of his school breaks. Whether that is on an official or unofficial basis will most likely depend on a Wolfpack offer.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounds Hill reports a 4.5 in the 40-yard-dash and plays on both sides of the ball. While he said he doesn't have a preference, colleges are looking at him for the wide receiver position. "I'm good at Route running," Hill said. "I'm getting a lot better at run blocking and I have really good hands." Being a wide receiver gives Hill an advantage on the defensive side.

"Because I'm a receiver I get a feel for what the other receiver is going to do," he said. "I'm also good at reading the quarterback."

At this time Hill said even if the offers start pouring in he is in no hurry to make a decision. He plans to take all five of his official visits and make his decision closer to signing day.

"I just want to concentrate on being a good student and playing football," he said.

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