Hill Reflects on Jamboree

Columbus, Mississippi running back Kylin Hill enters his junior season as one of the top college prospects at his position. Hill already holds offers from both Mississippi State and Ole Miss wit more schools lurking about. As the Falcons get set to fly this fall, Hill will be the one leading the ground assault. This past weekend, Hill scored on two touchdown runs of over 40 yards.


"Besides our turnovers, I feel like we played pretty good as a team," Hill said. "I feel like we had a pretty good game on offense and defense over all, we just had those turnovers."

Columbus was in control most of the game, but some late miscues allowed Louisville to come back and take the win in the final dress rehearsal before the season opener.

Hill spent a lot of time in the slot during his team's one half of football at Mississippi State's Davis Wade stadium. The scout national 300 member reports that he expects to line up all over the field this fall.

"They've already told me that they're going to put me in the slot a lot more," Hill said. "I did that some last year. They want to move me around to create a lot of mismatches that I can take advantage of."

One his first big carry of the campaign, Hill found running room off of the left side and went untouched into the endzone from 42 yards out.

"When I got out there, all I saw was daylight," Hill explained. "I just saw a big hole open up. My wide receiver gave me a really good block and I just ran to the endzone after that."

The contest was delayed due to lightning in the area. Once play resumed, Hill struck again from long distance as Columbus raced out to a 14-0 lead.

"My second one, I got a great block from my running back Kendre Conner," Hill said. "He gave me a good block and I just followed his lead all the way to the open field and to the touchdown."

With early offers from Memphis, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, Hill is off and running both figuratively and literally. A few other schools have shown some early interest.

"Michigan is showing some love and a few other ones," Hill said. "I've got Mississippi State and Ole Miss 50/50 right now. They are both showing me a lot of love. Mississippi State has been showing me love ever since I started getting recruited. They gave me my first offer."

Hill reports that another drawing card for the Bulldogs in addition to getting on him early is the relationship he has with Bulldog running back coach Greg Knox.

"Me and Coach Knox, our chemistry is all the way up there," Hill said. "It feels like I have been knowing him for a couple of years already."

Hill is one of two in state prospects who project as running backs on the next level. The Bulldogs have offered both Hill and Clinton standout Cam Akers. With a pair of talented freshmen backs on campus this fall, it appears that Dan Mullen and his staff will pass on a running back in the class of 2016.


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