And made sure to leave Athens with an offer after the first Kirby Smart Football Camp concluded on Friday.
“I felt that I was good enough to get one from them regardless of camp,” Hill said. “But I think me being there put me a little closer to them, so they offered. think my film and my work ethic separated me from some of the top lineman out there.”
How did the offer happen? Smart and offensive line coach Sam Pittman laid out where UGA will be in the future, and what they would need from him to get them there.
“We were sitting in the office and Coach Pittman and Coach Smart were talking to me about the expectations at UGA,” Hill said. “After that they offered before we went out to the camp. It means a lot because its my home state, and I'm happy to know that if I want to stay home I'm blessed with that option.”
Hill called Pittman “very passionate.”
“He's a good guy,” Hill said. “I loved the way he pushed me to the edge on Friday. I have a lot of respect for him and the rest of the coaching staff.”
The new staff at UGA, which Hill calls “close”, caught Hill’s attention with what they want to happen in Athens over the next few years.
“Their drive for excellence on and off the field is unreal,” he said. “The coaching staff and the environment we things I like about UGA. I don't have a top list right now, but UGA will be considered. I just want to see what's out there for me and my family and make the best decision for me.”
“I enjoyed the camp and will be back to visit UGA again.”