K-State First to Offer Humble Wildcat

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kyndahl Hill, out of Humble, TX, has received three offers in basketball and one in football. He's not sure yet which sport he'd most like to pursue in college, but the option of "both" could be a possibility for Hill. Kansas State was the first to offer Hill for football when Coach Mo Latimore made a trip to the Houston metro area school last fall.

"During football season, Coach Latimore was here and he offered me then," Hill said. "I haven't really looked much yet at the university. I like their coaches a lot. I'm going to make a trip (to Manhattan) this summer to learn more about the program and go from there."

Kansas State also offered two other defensive linemen at Humble in Zorrell Ezell and Paul Boyette Jr. Boyette Jr. has since committed to Texas, but Ezell and Hill are definitely in play for the Wildcats.

"We made it four deep in the playoffs last year to the regionals," Hill said of the Humble Wildcat season. "I think I improved on my work ethic, instincts, and knowledge of the game. Next year I'm just hoping to do better than I did this season."

In the regular season, Hill had 29 tackles, was co-leader on the team in sacks with six, made three interceptions from the defensive line position, and caused a fumble and recovered another. Then Hill at 6-foot-6, 208-ponds went on to star for Humble on the hardwood.

"I had a pretty good season," Hill said on basketball. "I had 10 points per game, 12 rebounds per game, and 2.5 assists at center and power forward. My offers in basketball are from Weber State, UTA (Texas-Arlington) and Sam Houston State."

Hill plays on the AAU circuit with the Houston Hoopstars. Hill shares a passion for both sports but eventually may have to decide on one.

"My decision will depend a lot of my relationship with the coaches and with the players," Hill said. "When I go on visits I want to see what the campus is like and what kind of feeling I have when I'm there. I like Math a lot. I'm planning on majoring in civil engineering, so I'm going to look hard at the academic programs they have. I'd like the opportunity to play both sports in college. There's not really one I like more than the other. I probably won't be able to decide until closer to signing day."

With Ezell and Boyette Jr., Hill should be a major part of a productive defensive line this fall for Coach Walt Beasley at Humble as they look to improve upon a 12-2 record.

"I'm doing a lot of running and lifting trying to get stronger for the season," Hill stated. "I want to continue to improve and learn more. We got a good team coming back. Hopefully we can make another run at a state championship."

Hill is set to graduate in May of 2012. In football he wears #19 and in basketball #24 at Humble.

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