Marquise Hill commits to Minnesota

Marquise Hill, a 6-foot, 165-pound wide receiver from St. Louis (MO) Trinity Catholic, has committed to Minnesota. Hill, who had committed to Missouri in January, has led the Titans to a 2-2 start. GoldenSports.Net caught up with Hill to learn the latest on his commitment.

Marquise Hill committed to Missouri in January, but decided to look at other schools. Hill said that he enjoyed the recruiting process at first, but felt that he was ready to make his college choice.

"Sometimes, it's fun, but after awhile, it gets old. I was down to Arkansas and Minnesota and I felt that I need to make a decision. I had planned to wait until the end of the season, but I called last night at 11:30. I talked to coach Brewster and they was a lot of screaming."

Hill has watched the first three games on TV and liked what he saw from the receiving crew, especially Eric Decker.

"Seeing the offense and how I could fit in. I liked their schedule for 2010, playing against USC and some big schools."

Hill visited the campus this summer and liked what he saw.

"It was crazy. I saw the new stadium. The locker room and scoreboard. It is a program on the rise."

Hill had committed to Missouri after a Junior Day visit. He said that playing close to home sounds good, but he decided that going away for school had its benefits.

"At first, I wanted to play close to home. But after talking to friends, I deicded it was too close."

Hill also considered Arkansas, where his cousin Ronnie Wingo, who had visited Minnesota, is a freshman.

"It played a role. They play against Florida and other top schools.

Wingo also played basketball and track last season, plans to skip hoops this winter.

"I wanted to hit the weight room and get stronger. That way when I get to college, I can just concentrate on learning the playbook and get on the field. I can play receiver and help out on returns."

Hill, who is hoping to make his official visit November 7th for the Illinois game, posed a 21 on the ACT and has a 2.7 GPA. He is already academically eligible, but is re-taking some of his course classes.

Hill is having an outstanding senior campaign. He has rushed 16 times for 218 yards (13.6 yard per carry) with five rushing touchdowns. Hill has twelve receptions for 149 (12.4 yards per reception) with two scores.

Hill has 13 solo tackles and ten assists and one interception. He is an outstanding kick returner with seven kickoff returns for 312 yards (44.6 yards per return) and seven punt returns for 247 yards (35.3 yards per return).

The Titans face 1-3 St. Dominic on Friday.

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