Fresno State’s recruiting presence has grown year-by-year in Texas under Head Coach Tim DeRuyter. Recently the Bulldogs earned their way into consideration for a 2017 target, Crosby wide receiver Jordan Hill.
“It was the coaches that had more interest, who have been continually hitting me up everyday and talking to me, wanting me to go to their camps and visit their schools,” Hill explained. “That’s what nailed down where I wanted to go out of all my offers.”
Fresno State did make one over-the-top approach in recruiting Hill to get his attention. Fresno State Outside Linebackers Coach Jordan Peterson made a special trip to his high school to offer him in person.
“Like the others it gave me excitement,” Hill said, “but it was more because it was in-person, that was my first offer from a coach face-to-face. The others came on the phone. That gave me more interest in Fresno State.
“I didn’t know much about them at first, but talking with Toler, he gave me a lot of information about the school. They have a good program and I know they could give me a good education there… I know they have a nice stadium and nice facility. I’m just hoping for the best when I go out there to visit.”
Hill will visit all five schools in his top-five this summer in hopes of getting a better idea of each program. He will still be considering other school that may come into the picture. In fact, he already received an offer within the last week from Toledo. His other four offers come from Louisiana Lafayette, New Mexico, Texas State and Central Arkansas.
“With my height, going up to get the ball is my number one thing,” Hill said of his game. “I’m not as fast, but that’s what I’m working on this summer for sure, getting my speed up. I’m still very dominant running the ball after the catch.”
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