Hill Prepared to Take Another Swing

Brandon Hill was one of the top offensive lineman in the country coming out of St. George in Collierville, Tennessee as part of the 2012 class. After signing with Alabama, Hill enrolled at Hargrave and signed again with the Tide as part of the 2013 class. Earlier this year, Hill announced he was leaving Tuscaloosa and enrolling at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

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Once Hill completes the fall semester at Gulf Coast, the former four star will once again sign with a four year school. This time Alabama does not appear to be a factor.

"I have been talking a lot lately with Mississippi State," said Hill. "I have been offered by Memphis and Louisville and that's really about it right now.

"I am sure I will hear from some other schools after the season."

The 2014 season in Perkinston has been a good one for the west Tennessee native. His Bulldogs finished the regular season with just one loss and will take on defending National Champion East Mississippi this week in first round playoff action.

Come January, Hill will be on another campus getting used to a new team, a new locker room and a new way of doing things.

Now a redshirt freshman, the 6-6, 375 pound mammoth offensive lineman will have three years left to play on the major college level.

"Everybody is talking about me playing guard," said Hill on Sunday. "I feel like that's where I fit best.

"I am looking for the same things I have always been looking for since the beginning. I want to go somewhere that has a real family type atmosphere where everybody looks out for each other.

"I want to go somewhere that I have the chance to play right away too."

With a pair of offers in hand and one from Mississippi State expected soon, Hill will have some thinking to do before he puts pen to signing day paperwork in December.

"Memphis is starting to turn things around up there," said Hill. "That's where I'm from too, so that's something that I am thinking about.

"It's good to see them doing better and it would be good to be part of rebuilding things there."

Hill has a Memphis connection with the nation's #1, Mississippi State.

"I grew up with Will Redmond," said Hill. "He's doing good there too. He's told me about how hard they work there.

"I am not surprised to see Mississippi State doing so well. They've recruited some good players and they've got everybody working hard.

"They deserve to be #1 and I'm pulling for them."

The Cardinals of Louisville are in the mix, but so far a relationship has not truly been formed.

"They've offered me, but I haven't talked to any of the coaches yet," said Hill. "I have called and left a message for the coach like they said, but I haven't talked to them since they've offered me."

Hill has the size that college recruiters are looking for, so his offer list is expected to grow. His recruiting the third time around is really just getting started.

"I haven't set up any visits or anything like that yet, but I will," said Hill. "I just want to find the right place for me and find a home, a place where I can be the best I can be."


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