Talented WR Says UM is Too Deep

This talented WR prospect is starting to look elsewhere because he feels the Hurricanes are too deep and talented at the wide receiver position. He talks details about it in this interview.

As the University of Miami continues to make recruiting in-roads into the Jacksonville area, one of the top prospects in the area they are recruiting this year is First Coast standout wide receiver Amp Hill.

At 6-foot-2 and 195 pounds, Hill was recently timed at 4.52 at the Florida State summer camp. Inside the classroom, he carries a 2.8 GPA and scored a 15 on the first try on the ACT.

The talented wide receiver has been playing the position for almost 10 years.

"I started football when I was only eight years old," Hill told me. "I've always been playing wide receiver, so that's how I know so many things on how to play the position. When I got into high school, I started returning punts as well."

Hill had a busy spring talking to college coaches from across the country.

"All the Florida schools called me," he said. "Syracuse, Maryland, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, USC, Michigan State, and Purdue were some of them."

The standout wide receiver said he's received four scholarship offers in the mail to this point.

"Tennessee sent one, LSU, Southern Cal, and Syracuse," he said. "Some other ones talking about it over the phone."

Hill talked about some of his early favorites.

"If I had to say, my top five would be Florida, Florida State, LSU, Tennessee, and Southern Cal," he said. "Those are the schools I plan on making official visits to."

What about the Hurricanes?

"Miami called me in May and talked about maybe offering me a scholarship," he said. "But they're just not one of the places I'm interested in right now. They took five or six wide receivers this year and they're loaded at that position. When I start my career, I'll be the No. 6 or No. 7 wide receiver on their depth chart and I'm not sure I want to be that low."

Hill talked about his goals for this coming season.

"I want to catch somewhere between 70 and 80 passes," he said. "I want to go over 1,000 yards in receiving, and score about 15 touchdowns."


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