Focus 2007: Tomaz Hilton

Tomaz Hilton is beginning to emerge onto the recruiting scene as his film begins to circulate. The Youngstown, Ohio native is a big-bodied receiver who could start to see some big offers with some solid camp performances.

Tomaz Hilton, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound wide receiver, from Rayen High in Youngstown, Ohio could be a player to keep an eye on this season.

"Recruiting is going pretty good," Hilton said. "I am hearing the most from Louisville, Cincinnati, Akron, Toledo, Miami (OH), Army, Navy and Kent State."

"It is nice getting all of the letters that invite you out to camps and things like that. I never knew that there were so many camps out there."

Hilton is a wide framed receiver who makes nice adjustments while plucking balls from mid air, but he believes another aspect of his game will set him apart.

"I am very good at blocking. I am a bigger receiver and when I lock onto a defensive back it is usually over. I just try to go out there and by myself and play my own game."

Taking pride in being an effective blocker shows a great deal of character, and Hilton believes that his father (Thomas Hilton) has helped mold him into a selfless player on the field.

"My dad has always taught me that you have to finish something that you get started. You should never give up. Always play your hardest and do what it takes to help the team. He has always been an inspiration to me because he has been behind me 100 percent."

Hilton was invited to a spring practice session at Akron, and he liked what he saw of their campus while he was on the trip.

"It was a nice trip," Hilton explained. "They took me out and showed me around the campus. I also got to watch the practice. Everything there was really big. I was amazed at how big everything is on a college campus."

Hilton is eager to get out to some team camps and show people what he can do.

"I know I will probably be at Akron and Cincinnati camps. I am also going to a camp in Columbus in May. I am just going over all of the dates with my coach and we are deciding which dates are the best for me."

"I know that the camps will be important for me. You never know who is watching, so you want to do well," Hilton said.

As a junior, Hilton hauled in 18 passes for around 400 yards while netting

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