Hill Still Has hope

LSU's in-state search for offensive linemen hasn't produced a whole lot to this point, but there's still time for a few prospects to earn an offer from the Tigers. Slidell (La.) product Alex Hill camped at LSU in June and although he left without an offer he is still holding hope that one will come.

Alex Hill grabbed a few coaches’ attention when they made their way over to Slidell during the May Evaluation Period and he’s no longer considered a sleeper prospect.


Texas A&M was the first school to extend an overture to Hill and several other smaller schools followed suit – SMU, New Mexico, Southern Miss, Tulane, UL-Lafayette and UL-Monroe. However, there was still one big offer that had eluded the 6-foot-4, 305-pound offensive guard/center combo.


“I was looking to impress LSU enough at camp to get an offer, but I know I didn’t perform like I was capable of,” explained Hill. “I learned a lot from the coaches, though, and I’m going to take that and make myself better for our upcoming season.”


LSU special teams coach Joe Robinson and offensive line coach Greg Studrawa are the main two contacts for Hill when it comes to LSU, and he is now looking forward to seeing one or both of them in the stands at some point during his senior campaign.


“They’re supposed to come watch me and see how I do in a game, so that will be my chance to show them that I got better from camp,” said Hill.


While the Tigers are taking a wait and see approach with the big lineman there has been another Big 12 school to throw its name into the hat recently.


“Missouri offered me like a week and a half ago,” said Hill. “They sent the letter then I talked to them after that. We had a good talk and I’m excited about them offering.”


Hill will camp at Texas A&M on July 17 and a week later he will head to Ole Miss with the hopes of landing an offer from the Rebels.


The trip to Oxford may be the Rebels’ last chance to offer Hill before he renders a decision.


“I think I might make a decision by the end of summer,” he said. “Right now, I’m open to all of the schools that offer me. I’ll see how the summer goes and if I’m ready to make a decision then I will.”


While Hill may have a decision before LSU has a chance to see him in person, the Tigers are someone he will continue to monitor throughout his senior season.

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