Jhevon Hill

UCLA Picks Up Commitment From Local Safety Prospect Jhevon Hill

UCLA landed their first commitment out of the class of 2018 when San Bernardino (Calif.) Cajon defensive back Jhevon Hill announced for the Bruins.


It's a very deep year for safeties out West and Jhevon Hill is among the best in the region.

Earlier today, Hill decided to end the recruiting process and committed to UCLA.

"The coaches at UCLA made me feel very welcomed and I had a great comfort level there," Hill said. "I like Coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) a lot and he broke everything down for me about how I would fit in and what my role would be.

"He said they have a big need for safeties and I could come in and fill a big need right away. I would have the opportunity to come in and play as a true freshman and I think I could do that at UCLA. It's also a great academic school, it's close to home and they have been a dream school for me since I was a kid so perfect fit."

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As for the timing of the commitment, Hill said he didn't see a need to put it off when he knew he found the right place.

"I talked it over with my family and we knew UCLA was the right fit for me," Hill said. "I know UCLA is the best place for me and Coach Meat broke everything down for me in a way that I was comfortable committing early and I don't need to take any other visits.

"Now I can just focus on school and my senior year without any distractions so it feels really good to have this decision behind me. I'm still figuring out what I want to major in, it could be Business but I'm not 100% sure yet. I'm just excited to be a Bruin and get this 2018 class rolling."

Hill is a long, rangy safety who's pushing 6-3 and is among the most physical defensive backs in the region. He's strong in the run game, covers a lot of ground in the secondary and shown improved cover skills this winter.

He plays some receiver for Cajon and shows good ball skills but his future is definitely in the secondary. He's going to fill out and shows the positional versatility to move around and could even play linebacker in certain schemes because of his frame and toughness. 

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