"It feels great," said a smiling Hilton." I am so happy that I can't stop smiling. I am very happy with my decision."
Hilton said that he realized today would be a good time to announce his plans.
"I knew that Mizzou was a great place, and today I just realized that here is where I wanted to be. It's two hours from home, the coaches are great, and it's the SEC, baby! It's the best conference in college football, and I could not find a better offer or place to play football and go to school then Mizzou, so I told Coach Pinkel and Coach Ford, and they were both excited and happy to have me be a Tiger," said Hilton.
Checking in today at 6'1' 175 and with a self reported forty time of 4.6 from last summer, Hilton said the coaches see him on the defensive side of the ball as a Tiger.
"They said that I will play safety when I get here. They like my speed and athleticism, and my playmaking ability. I have good ball skills and hands, plus I can cover a lot of ground. I am looking forward to it.'