Mizzou commit sees Lincoln

Nebraska might have their work cut out for them to pry away Marquise Hill, a Missouri commitment from St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic, away from the home school and to a Big 12 North opponent, but you have to try. And try is exactly what the Huskers did this weekend to get Hill to throw them some consideration and he makes sure that Missouri is right for him.

Marquise Hill is one of the best wide receivers in the Midwest for 2010. The 6-foot-0 and 165-pound wide receiver from St. Louis (Mo.) Trinity Catholic is also a standout on the hard court as well.

"We had a basketball game tonight," Hill said. "We just lost one tonight. It was a last second shot in overtime. I think that we are 14-9 or something like that on the season."

Hill is a Missouri commit, but made the trip to Lincoln this past weekend for Junior Day. Hill saw a good contrast between the way things are at Missouri and at Nebraska.

"It was good. It was different. I know what it's like at Missouri, so it's good to know how it is at Nebraska. At Nebraska, you know that they emphasize football a lot.

"That's a good different and a big, big difference between the two schools. When I was up at Nebraska, it made me think. Made me think how good I could be in Lincoln."

While Hill might have been impressed with the emphasis that the University of Nebraska puts on football; he also came away impressed with the coaches that will be recruiting him this year.

"I got to meet the coaches and I really liked the coaches. As soon as you sign on the dotted line with a school, the only thing that matters is you and your relationship with the coaches.

"Coach Ted Gilmore and I really started a good relationship while I was in Lincoln. He and Coach Shawn Watson are two really good guys, for real.

"Coach Gilmore told me that he would be my position coach at Nebraska and he's also going to be the one recruiting me this next year. So it's good that we get along so well."

Hill re-iterated that he is committed to Missouri, but is going to make some trips to make sure of his decision. He has two more schools to see this spring/summer.

"I am committed to Missouri, but I am going to go through the process of making sure I made the right choice. I went to Nebraska because I think that they are a good program and on the rise.

"I am going to take a visit to Arkansas because my cousin, Ronnie Wingo, is there now. I am also going to visit Minnesota. I am just going to see those other two schools."

It sounds like Nebraska will at least get to host Hill one more time and probably two. He won't be able to make it in for the spring game, but he will be up here shortly after that.

"I can't get up there for the spring game. I am thinking that I will get up to Nebraska though that following weekend though and I will stop and see Nebraska again.

"When I get that offer from Nebraska I am going to take an official visit to them this fall for sure. I should be getting an offer from Nebraska on Thursday."


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