Wayne McGahee III

2018 lineman talks about the Bulldogs

Deontrey Hill is a 2018 lineman from Houston County (GA) who has really jumped onto the recruiting scene this spring. Major programs all over the south are recruiting Hill at the moment, and he recently competed at a camp in Athens.

"I had a great visit to Georgia." Hill said. "The coaching staff there is the best of the best."

Hill's Houston County team was in Athens for a 7 on 7 tournament, and Hill got to workout in front on offensive line coach Pittman during the camp.  Hill was in an impressive group, but stood out among the best.

"The coaches were very energetic and hyped about the offensive lineman being there too."

When watching coach Pittman work, you can tell he a true teacher at heart.  He can coach rough when he needs to, but every lineman there got better because he worked with them.  He's a guy who can joke around and will compliment you if you do something right, but he will call you out if you aren't listening or giving max effort.  Hill said he could see himself playing for coach Pittman one day.

"Coach Pittman and Coach Cheney are some top notch coaches.  These are the type of coaches I like to coach me because all of there practices are about technique, shooting your hips, and being physical off the ball. My technique, footwork, and just me being physical are that makes me stand out among the rest.  Those are my strengths.

The 6-foot-4 320-pound Hill has been impressive all spring and into this summer at camps, and has proved that he is one of the top run blocking guard prospects in Georgia for the 2018 class.  He's got great size but he has thick legs and wide hips that stand out immediately.  

Georgia, Auburn, Tennessee, Michigan State, Mississippi State, South Florida, and Louisville have all offered Hill, and the Bulldogs are in a good spot early in the process.

Hill admitted that he does not have a top group of schools at the moment, but a school he would really love to hear from is Ohio State.  Hill is going to take it easy the rest of this month, but will be back for a camp at Florida State in late July.


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