Chad Simmons

Scout four star running back Kylin Hill reports that he is very close to making his college selection.

Columbus High School (MS) running back created a bit of a stir earlier today when he tweeted that he knew which school he planned to attend once his high school career was over. The Scout National 300 member reports that he is not quite ready to announce his decision, but that the day is rapidly approaching.

"I have been talking to with my mama about everything and about a lot of these schools and I am pretty close to a decision now," Kylin Hill said. "It's really down to just two schools now. There's really only two schools left that I'm considering, Mississippi State and Nebraska."

Hill reports that he has found a lot to like about both programs. One major selling point for Mississippi State is location, location, location.

"Mississippi State is just right down the road," Hill said. "I have a good relationship with all of the coaches over there. I have been over there a lot and I feel like it's a good atmosphere."

While Nebraska is pretty far removed from his home base of Columbus, Hill sees a lot of positives in the direction of the Cornhusker program.

"They have a great program at Nebraska and there is a lot of excitement around the program right now too," Hill explained. "They have a good fan base too."

Many high profile prospects hold public announcements, but Hill plans to be a bit more modest when he makes his verbal commitment.

"I am not really going to do all of that and have everybody come to the school," Hill said. "I am just going to put it out on social media. I don't have a set day or anything. It's just going to be some random day when I'm ready."

Once his commitment is made, Hill reports that he considers his decision final. That said. the talented running back is not going to close the door completely until National Signing Day.

"Once I make this commitment, then that's where I am planning on going," Hill said. "I am still going to let some schools recruit me just in case something happens though. Something might change."

All indications are that a pre-season decision will likely take place, so that Hill can focus on his senior season. A season that many in the area expect to be a very good one.

"We lost a couple of guys from last year, but I feel like we have more depth this year," Hill said. "Most of the guys who are going to start this year played a lot last year, so I think we're going to be even better this year.

"We have had a good spring and our spring game is coming up against Louisville. I am excited about the game and I feel like that's just going to help us get into the summer. We are going to work hard this summer and be ready for the season."

In addition to the offers Hill holds from Mississippi State and Nebraska, the hard charging back has tenders from Memphis, Missouri, Ole Miss, Oregon State, Tennessee, Southern Miss and UAB.

As a high school junior, Hill rushed for 1,750 yards and 18 touchdowns to go along with 21 catches 336 yards and three scores as one of his home state's top players. Hill was a big part of things as Columbus recorded an 8-4 record and a berth into the 6A state playoffs.


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