Taylor Hill Serious About Upcoming MSU Visit

"Michigan State is pretty high now, some of the coaches are from Youngstown, they have a good program, and I can go in and play early." --Youngstown Cardinal Mooney linebacker Taylor Hill

Youngstown, OH - Cardinal Mooney HS linebacker Taylor Hill has had a crazy ride in recruitment.

The 6-foot-2, 205-pound linebacker had a total of 120 tackles. Taylor committed to Okalahoma but then de-committed and switched his commitment to West Virginia, only to see head coach Rich Rodriguez bolt to the University of Michigan, leaving him without a head coach.

Now, Hill is looking around again and seeing a familiar face in former Youngstown State assistant Mark Dantonio in East Lansing has him eyeing Michigan State.

Hill has yet to make a decision on where he wants to play next season. He does have three schools that have his attention. "No I have not made a decision, but the schools I will visit are Oklahoma, West Virginia, and Michigan State" said Hill.

He does have a timetable for making his decision. "As soon as possible, whenever I feel comfortable."

The linebacker from Youngstown hasn't ruled out MSU. "Michigan State is pretty high now, some of the coaches are from Youngstown, they have a good program, and I can go in and play early."

He likes the fact the coaches hasn't given up on him "It makes me feel (Coach Dantonio's) really got interest in me even after I committed to Oklahoma and everything. He never gave up so it makes me feel like they really want me," said Hill.

Hill feels stress free when he's hanging with his friends. "We just chill around and play video games and hang out." He just recently turned 18 years old. "Oh yeah we go to parties and stuff. Not ready to go to the club's yet but I've been to a couple." He also comments by saying I am a football boy when it comes to video games.

In the future he has big plans. "Not involved in charities yet but would love to do something like start an organization" He said I don't go on the regular but I do go to church. Hill's a young guy who has goals on the field and also off the field.

His team had a good season this year. "We went to (the) state (finals), (but) well we lost unfortunately," said Hill. "Our record was 14-1 we only lost the state game."

He's a very humble young man even when dodging reporters. "They call so much I get tired sometimes."

He's looking forward to making that final decision. "I am just ready to be relaxed with the whole thing and ready to have that off my shoulders." His recruitment has been crazy but he's still upbeat. "Yes I am ready to get my college career going."

On the football field he knows what he does best. "I am very aggressive, I get the ball quick, and I like to celebrate getting a tackle." One thing for sure is he wants his family to be able to celebrate with him. "I want my family to be able to come see me on a regular." said Hill

On January 11-13 the linebacker will be visiting MSU and the coaching staff. We will be one step closer to knowing if he will be a Spartan.

"I could see that happening but we just have to wait and see." said Hill. "I like (the fact that) the coach is from Youngstown, a couple of them, I heard a lot of good stuff from coaches I know and people from around here that know them."

All signs point to a hopeful visit and maybe a Green-and-White commitment from Taylor Hill.

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