Jackets Creeping Up Mike Hilton's List

On Friday afternoon, running back Mike Hilton attended a Georgia Tech spring practice on campus, and he continues to be pleased by what he's seeing with the Yellow Jackets.

"I really liked what I saw," Hilton said. "I got a chance to catch up with some of the A-backs, and that was really cool."

Among the A-backs that he spoke to was senior Roddy Jones. Jones and Mike Hilton shared a good conversation, but one comment stuck with Hilton, a 2012 recruit out of Tyrone, Ga.

"He told me that Georgia Tech involves a lot of studying, on and off the football field," Hilton said. "The classes are tough, but it's also a tough offense to learn, so I think if I prepare now for both, I can handle it later."

After actually getting a chance to watch the offense in motion and see how it works when up to speed, Hilton was very impressed, and felt strongly that he could fit into the scheme as an A-back.

"They're so run-oriented, no-holds-barred and fast, and I like that," Hilton said. "I also like how much the A-backs are used in the passing game."

With so many positive things to say about his visit, how are the Yellow Jackets feeling about Hilton? After all, the school has yet to extend an offer his way, and Hilton has shown that he is extremely interested in the program.

Hilton said that he spoke to coaches during his visit, and he hopes that they will offer him later in the spring when they come to visit him, as long as he continues to show improvement on and off the field. Hilton is ready, though – he boasted about head coach Paul Johnson's way of coaching, and hopes he can play for Tech's coach in 2012.

As of right now, Hilton has listed GT as his No. 2 school, but they are moving closer to his No. 1 spot. His top school remains Cincinnati, as they gave him an offer first, but the Yellow Jackets are staying in the front of his mind.

"Cincinnati is still there at the top, but let's see how the spring plays out," Hilton said.

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