"It was real nice there. They showed us a good time."
He received good news while in Champaign-Urbana.
How many offers does the 6'-1", 185 pounder have at this point?
"I now have offers from Iowa, Syracuse and Illinois."
Illinois defensive line coach Keith Gilmore graduated from Detroit Cass Tech, so he had a good starting point visiting with a large Cass Tech contingent at Saturday's Illini practice.
"Coach Gilmore is real cool. He tells us what it would be like an Illinois."
Gilmore wasn't the only coach who made a positive impression on the safety.
"I also talked to Coach (Steve) Clinkscale and Coach (Tim) Beckman. They showed us the meeting rooms and all. It was a real cool place. I liked the coaches a lot."
Hill is a man of few words. But even his brief description of his defensive back skills explains why he received a scholarship offer.
"I react to the ball in the air real good. And I really like to tackle. I want to work on my feet and finishing my tackles."
Hill is looking for a college he can call home.
"I'm looking for a family-type environment. I was thinking about majoring in Sports Management or Criminal Justice."
Cass Tech won the Michigan Division 1 state football championship last fall, and Hill hopes to repeat. Prior to that, he has spring track.
"I run the 100 and 200. I made state last year."