Super Junior WR Lists UM Early

The city of Jacksonville has had a tremendous run of super wide receiver prospects in recent years. From Rod Garnder to Jabar Gaffney, the next super prospect appears to be First Coast wide receiver Anthony (Amp) Hill.

At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Hill has blazing speed for a big receiver. "I haven't been timed since last summer when I was running high 4.4's and low 4.5's," he said.

Hill is competing in track season right now, competing in the 400, 4x4, high jump, and he'll soon start competing in the 200.

"I'm trying to get faster for spring," he said. "I've also been working on my routes getting ready for practice which starts in May."

Hill was also a second team All-Conference basketball performer this season, averaging 15.6 points per game.

However, it's on the football field where Hill has the most talent and upside. As a junior, he caught 56 passes for 816 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers made him one of the leading receivers in the city.

Inside the classroom, Hill carries a 2.75 core GPA and has already scored a 16 on the ACT. He says he is re-taking it later this month in hope that he becomes a full qualifier before the May evaluation period starts.

"I'm going to try to have another excellent season," he said. "I'm trying for at least 1,000 yards this season."

Hill is already off to a fast recruiting start. "I have scholarship offers from LSU, USC, Auburn, and Rutgers," he said. However, just two of those four schools are among Hill's early favorites.

"I'd probably say Florida's at the top of my list right now," he said. "O.J. Small and Jabar Gaffney are good friends of mine. We grew up in the same neighborhood. Plus, I like the number of wide receivers they send to the league."

Hill then talked about his other four early favorites.

"I like LSU because I like their coaches," he said. "I talked to Coach Saban and they've already offered me. Plus, they have a good computer engineering school."

USC: "I just like the surroundings. They make one receiver the go-to guy there and I think I would have a good chance to be that guy real early."

Florida State: "Me and Reggie Lewis went up to camp there last summer and saw what it's like as a prospect. They took us on a prospect tour and I really liked it. Plus both of my sisters went to FAMU so I know the area pretty well."

Miami: "I really like the Hurricanes. Me and my father went to the Rose Bowl and saw them play. I like how they spread the ball around to a lot of receivers. They're kinda deep right now but they said they're trying to go after one wide receiver in Florida next season and I'm one of the guys they're looking at. They also produce great receivers to the league. Just last year Santana Moss and Reggie Wayne were both first round draft picks. They give you a real good chance to go pro if you're successful there which I think I would be."

Hill, who plans on attending the NIKE Camp in Miami on April 7, says he's not going to hurry into a decision.

"I'll take my time and see what happens," he said. "Wherever I go, I'm going to try to make a big impact my freshman year."

Personally, I saw Hill as a junior during his spring jamboree and he looked outstanding. He seemed to be a much better wide receiver prospect than teammate Reggie Lewis, who recently signed with the Gators. Hill is probably among the top few wide receiver prospects in the state and I can't wait to see him perform at the NIKE Camp.

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