Indiana was already in great shape with TE/DE prospect Khance Hill before his trip to Bloomington on Saturday, but after the visit they could be the team to beat in his recruitment. Peegs.com spoke with the 6-foot-6, 220-pound standout from Trenton (TN) Peabody H.S. about the Junior Day event he attended on Saturday.
Hill was on campus this past weekend for an unofficial visit and he said that IU made a big impression on him.
“It is a very exciting place with a lot of energy,” he said. “I loved the way that they treated me. The school was huge and it’s beautiful. It was great and it was exciting to be there. They could be the one for me.”
Hill said that the Hoosiers first started to recruit him after hiring Matt Wilson as their Senior Director of Recruiting. Wilson knew about Hill from his days at the University of Tennessee.
“They knew about me because of Matt Wilson,” he said. “After that I started hearing from Coach (Mike) DeBord. He told me that he watched my film and that he likes my style of play. He believes that I could be a good player for them in his offense.”
On his visit to Indiana the talented prospect was able to spend time with Coach DeBord and he said that he enjoyed getting to know him.
“He’s a great coach and I love his personality,” Hill said. “He is pretty cool to be around. He is cooler than what you would think.”
This past fall Hill was a standout on both sides of the ball for a Peabody team that finished with a record of 8-4.
“Last year went well for us, but it could’ve gone better,” he said about his junior season. “We had a couple key injuries that kind of messed us up. For me individually, I think I played okay but you can always be better. On offense I feel like I improved on my footwork and on getting in and out of cuts.”
Hill currently has an offer from Indiana to go along with interest from Arkansas, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Memphis, Middle Tennessee State and Appalachian State. He said that he is looking for a school that is the best fit for him.
“The biggest thing for me is finding a good school that makes me feel at home and where I feel comfortable,” he said. “I am not exactly sure what I will want to major in, but I’m looking at physical education or health science.”
The Tennessee native said that he is in no rush to make a decision on where he will play his college football.
“I’m just going to focus on the end of my basketball season before getting ready for spring ball, and then I’ll just let everything go from there,” he said. “I’m just going to let the process play out and see what happens.”