Florida QB already has an offer

Carlton Hill has what it takes to be a successful dual-threat quarterback in college. Not only can he pass with great accuracy, but he can tuck and run it when he needs to with his 4.45 40-yard dash speed.

At 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, Carlton Hill of Monticello (FL) Jefferson County has the physical tools to succeed at the next level. Besides his incredible size he also has 4.45 speed as well as tremendous strength.

One of the most intriguing things about Hill is that it is almost a certainty that he will not have qualification issues. He is right now holding about a 2.6 GPA and scored a 17 on his first ACT test.

Last year Hill had 280 passing attempts, 139 completions for 1,627 yards, 21 touchdowns and three interceptions. He also ran the ball 31 times for 596 yards and nine touchdowns.

Hill's strength, he will tell you, is throwing the ball. He loves to spread it around. Although he is not afraid to tuck it and run, it is clear he is a pass-first and run-second oriented quarterback. His offense definitely showcases his talent.

"We run multiple offensive sets," Hill said. "We don't run a Wing-T, but we run primarily from a spread formation. We also do run some pro-set offense. We do mostly operate out of the shot-gun."

Besides having the stats showing his success on the field Carlton will tell you that his biggest strenghts are his intangibles playing the quarterback position.

"I'm a good field general, a leader. I love to pass the ball, but I can get out of the traffic and tuck it and run. I can dodge people with my feet. I can read defenses real well."

It's those traits playing the quarterback position that have so many schools sending him letters already. Carlton is receiving mail from Michigan State.

Indiana seems to be recruiting him the hardest right now by sending him the most mail. However, the only table so far who has offered Carlton is South Florida. Rest assured it won't be his last.

At this point in time Carlton is listing Maryland, Purdue, Indiana, Auburn, Nebraska and Michigan State amongst his leaders.

Considering Nebraska's complete overhaul of its coaching staff and the need for a new style of offensive skill players, Carlton admits that the opportunity is intriguing.

"I could see myself there (Nebraska). I'd like to play anywhere I go right away. I have an interest in Nebraska. All I want to do is throw the ball."

Given the new offense that Nebraska plans to roll out and their new head coach he could get plenty of opportunities in Lincoln.

Bryan Munson of HuskerConnection.com can be reached at NURules@comcast.net.

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