Chelsea's Nick Hill Open to MSU's Overtures

Chelsea running back Nick Hill, one of the state's most exciting junior running backs says he isn't necessarily signed, sealed and delivered to the University of Michigan.

ANN ARBOR - Chelsea running back Nick Hill, one of the state's most exciting junior running backs, says he isn't necessarily signed, sealed and delivered to the University of Michigan.

Hill, who attended and watched as Michigan State whipped Michigan 35-21, says he has offers from Stanford, Central Michigan and Eastern Michigan.

"I thought it was going to be a good game, the record and history shows its always a good game. They went overtime in 2004 and a couple of years ago again, so I expected a good game and it was until Michigan had a couple of turnovers in the fourth quarter."

Hill said both schools are recruiting him but he doesn't have an offer from either. "I'm still trying to stay neutral with all the schools. I'm just trying to concentrate on school and winning the state championship with my football team.

He said he was aware of Larry Caper and Edwin Baker heading to MSU, but also noticed that Javon Ringer had to carry the entire load because MSU didn't have a reliable backup.

"I did notice that, but Javon Ringer's an outstanding player, a Heisman hopeful. So that wasn't unexpected. But I did notice that."

"We actually found out tonight that we're playing Milan at our place in the playoffs. We played them last year and we beat them both times. We actually feel really good but you can't be too confident even though we beat them last year, this year's a whole different team. You ahve to actually play the game on Friday and you also have to prepare during the week, it's not just going to happen on Friday."

Hill says he's heard the comparisons to former University of Michigan running back Mike Hart and considers them flattering, but he says he's also been compared to former Detroit Lions great and Hall of Fame back Barry Sanders for his ability to juke players in the backfield.

The 5-foot-9 junior rushed for 228 yards and five touchdowns (22, 3 60 1 and 10-yards in the overtime) to lead the Bulldogs into the State playoffs.

Hill will definitely garner bigger offers as his stature continues to grow throughout the state. Keep it tuned to GSN to see if the Spartans come through with an offer for the little back who keeps getting it done.


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