QB Commit To Visit UM?

When it comes to quarterbacks in the state of Florida, there aren't many on the same level as Carlton Hill. The 6-2, 205-pounder from Monticello (Fla.) Jefferson County is once again putting up big numbers this season. Through the team's first seven games, Hill has 800 passing yards, 500 rushing, and a total of 16 touchdowns.

"Our defense was a little young and our O-Line was young," Hill said. "We're coming together now. We're keeping the balance. I've been getting a lot of yards running the ball out of the pocket. We're still keeping focused on making the playoffs."

Hill, a full academic qualifier, worked out as a receiver at Miami's camp this past summer and showed why he could also be considered a big time prospect at that position as well.

"It's good to know that wide receiver could be a second option for me if quarterback doesn't work out," he said. "But I'm a quarterback first. That's what I will play first. If it doesn't work out, I'll switch."

The talented signal-caller made a late summer commitment to South Florida but that didn't end his recruiting process.

"I'm still committed but I wanted to take some other visits to make sure that's the best possible decision," he said. "USF's a great program, up and coming. They are struggling with quarterbacks right now so I will have a chance to go in there and compete for playing time real early. I'll probably take my visit there the weekend they play Pittsburgh at the end of the season."

Hill took a visit last weekend and will be out of town again this week.

"I went to Purdue last weekend," he said. "It was really nice, although pretty cold. They always have good quarterbacks -- Kyle Orton this year. The thing about Purdue is they've always been straight up with me. I feel comfortable around those guys. I'll be going to NC State this weekend. I'm real interested in seeing what it's like there. Other than that, I haven't set up any other visits yet."

When asked about other possibilities, Hill mentioned another in-state program.

"Miami still calls and I might take another visit down there," he said. "The competition would be nice at Miami. I'd get a chance to play with a lot of other great athletes. They just call to keep up on my season and to see if I'll take a visit there. I probably will but I haven't set anything up yet."

The talented senior says the Bulls are still the front runners at this point.

"South Florida's still on top," he said. "But things can change. Right now, I'm still committed but just keeping my options open."

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