The Missouri Tigers have been very selective in evaluating potential Quarterbacks to offer for the 2013 recruiting class.
The Tigers took their time before offering Kansas City Staley QB Trent Hosick last month, and they appear to have found another top QB prospect they are targeting with an offer down in Texas.
ShowMeMizzou.com learned earlier this week that the Tigers have offered Southlake (TX) Carroll signal-caller Kenny Hill 6'2" 205 (4.6 forty)recently. We spoke to Hill to get his thoughts on his latest offer.
"It's great! Missouri has had a recent history of producing great quarterbacks like Chase Daniel, who played here at Southlake and almost won a Heisman at Mizzou, and Blaine Gabbert who is in the NFL. They have a good QB now in James Franklin, they play the spread, and they are going to the SEC to play against the best and that is really appealing," said Hill.
Kenny said that his coach informed him of his offer last Thursday, but he is on spring break this week and expects to talk with Missouri coaches next week.
"I like Missouri and they are a school that I will be considering when I focus more on recruiting. I haven't narrowed things down yet or planned an unofficial visits this spring or anything."
Hill seemed pretty familiar with the Missouri program. He said that Chase Daniel coming from Southlake helped with that.
"Everybody knows about Chase and what he did at Mizzou. He is a legend here and he comes back in the off season. I have also seen them on TV a lot when Chase was there and since then, and I am familiar with their offense. I know it would be a great fit for me."
The dual threat Hill passed for over 3,000 yards and 25 TDs as a junior, and also rushed for over 1,400 yards and 24 more TDs in leading his Dragons to a State Championship.
The son of former Major League pitcher, Ken Hill, is also a talented baseball player in his own right. Kenny Hill says that playing that sport is something all the schools that have offered him have said he would be able to play along with football, and is part of the criteria he will be using to pick a school.
"The main thing for me will be being able to make an easy transition from Southlake to college. I want to play in a spread offense similar to what we do here, which most of the schools recruiting me do. Academics obviously will be important. Other than that I would say that how I feel about a particular school when I visit and how I get along with the coaches will help me decide. I will feel it and know when I know what is right for me," said Hill.
For now his most immediate plans will be attending an Elite 11 competition on March 24th.
ShowMeMizzou.com will keep you updated on the latest regarding Kenny Hill's recruitment.