Hills gives LSU coaches lots of options

Everyone loves options and college football coaches are no exception. That is exactly why Miami (Fla.) Palmetto athlete Joseph Hills is so highly coveted by coaches because he gives them so many options as to where to line him up on the field.

Hills, a 6-4, 212-pounder with 4.6 speed, plays primarily wide receiver and safety at the prep level but he has the body and athleticism to play not only thode two positions but also linebacker when he makes the leap to the college level.

LSU has always been one of Hills' favorites and this past weekend he took an official visit to see first-hand everything LSU has to offer.

"Everything about LSU was great," Hills told Tiger Rag. "The football facilities blew me away and the academic center was the icing on the cake. It was so obvious that they care about you in all phases of life. They give you what you need to succeed on the field and with school, and they also care about you as a person. Coach Miles and coach Lane made that clear to me."

Most schools recruiting Hills have not been able to nail down what position he would play but he got a good feel for what the LSU coaches have in mind.

"We talked about the early playing time I could get at receiver and I think I would be a good fit in what LSU does," Hills said. "They like those big physical receivers and that is what I am. "

Academics are going to play a big part in his decision but Hills said there is another factor that will weigh heavily on his mind.

"You have to like the coached you are going to play for and I really like the staff at LSU," he said. "Coach Miles is a terrific guy and so is coach Lane and coach Monken. Everyone on that staff was so genuine and they know their football."

Hills said that he was not ready to name a leader because he has official visits set up for South Carolina (11/17) and Georgia (11/24).

However, he does have three favorites.

"I don't want to say that LSU is my leader because I need to see what South Carolina and Georgia have," he said. "But did I love everything LSU offered? Absolutely."

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