Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) cornerback Tyrone Hill had offers from Army, Navy, Air Force and Old Dominion, but March 31 he landed his most significant verbal to date. The 6-foot-2, 195 pounder heard from his coaches that Maryland had just presented a scholarship, prompting Hill to immediately call his Terps area recruiter Keith Dudzinski to confirm.
“I was very, very excited to get the Maryland offer,” Hill said. “I talked to Coach Dudzinski and Coach [Darnell] Perkins, the defensive backs coach, and they said they liked my ability, how I played in coverage and that they’d love to have me in the program. I told them that sounded great and I was very interested in the school.”
Hill was just in College Park, Md., for the first time back in February. He said he attended a Maryland junior day with several other Jersey prospects and liked what he saw.
“I thought it was great,” Hill said. “I liked how it felt like home kind of, and how the coaches made it feel like a family. They have great facilities there, great coaches and great people. I saw the new [facilities] they’re building too, and they looked amazing.
“And it’s Big Ten football, it’s a good school academically and it’s a good program all-around. I could see myself at Maryland.”
The Bosco product said he’s been in touch with Dudzinski since his initial trip to campus. The two have exchanged numerous messages on Twitter “just to check up.”
“Coach Dudzinski has been telling me I’m a great player and he’s going to keep recruiting me, and how he wants me down there,” Hill said. “And I just keep telling him I’m interested and that I’m considering Maryland.”
Hill plans to return to College Park April 11 for the spring game. He does not intend to commit while on campus, however.
“I just want to get back down to meet the coaches again and see the school again,” he said.
Currently, Hill is claiming no leaders or favorite suitors. He said he hasn’t delved into his offers from Navy, ODU, Army or Air Force and is content to “wait to see what else comes in.”
“I’m honestly not sure who is going to offer next,” Hill said. “But right now I’m just going to see how things play out. Penn State has been in touch, Rutgers is in touch, Stanford is in touch and Pittsburgh is in touch. And of course Maryland, Navy, ODU and Army [have had contact].”
So far Hill has visited UMD, Rutgers and Penn State, and plans to be at ODU (April 4), Maryland (April 11) and Army (April 18) coming up. He will take more trips this summer but has not set those as of yet.
“I’m most likely waiting until after my senior season before I commit,” Hill said. “I just want to wait to send my film out and see what happens after that.”
Hill is coming off a season where he recorded 27 tackles and 13 pass deflections.
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