Canes Look Good For QB/WR

It's not easy being a major recruiting prospect as a high school senior. Tough decisions have to be made and when you're being pulled in different directions, it becomes increasingly difficult.

Jefferson County standout Carlton Hill has led his team into the 2nd round of the state playoffs this season. In 11 games, Hill has thrown for over 1,400 yards, rushed for 900 more, and has accounted for 37 touchdowns on the season.

"What I do out there is to help my team," he said. "Ever since our season ended last year, I've been thinking about winning the state title. We didn't have a great regular season but we're still alive."

Hill, 6-2 and 215 pounds, has been a major recruiting prospect from day one. His size, playmaking ability, and arm strength make him an exciting quarterback prospect. And if that doesn't work out, some feel he can be a top notch wide receiver at the college level. Hill talked about some of his top choices - including the Hurricanes.

"Miami's on top right now," he said. "It's just that when you sit down and really look at their program as a whole, it's pretty impressive. I really enjoyed working with their coaches at the camp. Even when I was committed to South Florida, their coaches stuck with me. They showed how much they wanted me. The opportunity to win and play in the NFL is great at Miami."

Hill was once committed to the Bulls of South Florida but he's now reconsidering that decision.

"South Florida is right up there behind Miami," he said. "They're an up and coming program with good coaches. I like the opportunity I have there. I just need to get to know more about their program on my visit, which will be after the season."

The talented senior has already taken two official visits so far this year.

"I went to NC State and Purdue," he said. "They're both good places and I'm interested but right now I'm more interested in the schools down here."

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