Kylin Hill: A Player To Watch

Although he is only a sophomore in high school, Columbus High School safety/slot receiver/running back Kylin Hill is a player that bears watching the next couple of years.

  • Name: Kylin Hill
  • Classification: 2017
  • High School: Columbus (MS) High School
  • Position: Slot Receiver/Running Back/Safety
  • HT: WT: 5-foot-11, 190
  • Ranking: NR
  • Schools Of Interest: Alabama, Mississippi State, Ole Miss

  • Columbus High School has two former SEC players on their coaching staff, Milton Talbert, who played for Alabama, and Tobias Smith, who played collegiately at Mississippi State. Both told me that Hill has a chance to a special player, even a potential SEC type player.

    Hill started at slot receiver and running back this past season and also played a few games as a freshman.

    "This year, I started at slot but I alternated at running back on certain plays," said Hill. "I got into my first game as a freshman against Northwest Rankin and had two catches. I think I averaged something like 16 yards. I also played safety. That was really my position."

    He described the type player that he is on offense and defense.

    "I am fast, quick, can see which holes to hit at the right time," said Hill. "(On defense) I like to lay the boom."

    Although it is still very early in the recruiting process, there are three schools that stand out to him.

    "I have grown up a fan of Mississippi State," said Hill. "I like Ole Miss and Alabama, too."

    He explained what he likes about each of those three schools.

    "I grew up liking Mississippi State," said Hill. "I watched Tyson Lee when I was in the stands when he was the quarterback here (at Columbus High School). We would go to the games and watch him (play at Mississippi State).

    "If I went to Ole Miss, I would like to play defense for them (because I like their defense)."

    "I like Alabama because sometimes when I get bored at home I will go to YouTube and type in Alabama practices and watch them."

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the website, the source for Mississippi State sports on sports network. You can contact him by emailing

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