Huskers are co-leaders

Austin Hill picked some good game day weekends to get out to Nebraska and to Arizona. Hill saw Nebraska beat Oklahoma and also saw Arizona take Oregon into overtime. What's next? Who's in the lead? Recruiting isn't over for this wide receiver that has seen his high school days on the football field end and his time on the hard court begin.

Austin Hill from Corona (Calif.) Eleanor Roosevelt and his team saw their run come to an end early in the playoffs. The way that they lost the game was a little hard.

"We got knocked out in the first round," Hill said. "They ended up kicking a field goal to win the game in the last second. It was hard. Very hard to end things that way."

While Hill would prefer to keep pursuing a state title he did see improvement in himself as a player more than just in physical size. Plus he hit a production mark that he was happy to hit as well.

"I saw the development. I have grown more responsible as a player and I am smarter as a whole. I know that I am a lot bigger. I thought that I improved a lot.

"There were plenty of things to be proud of this season. It was my first season to have over 1,000 yards receiving and I am really proud that I accomplished that."

Hill didn't know exactly what his stats were for last year, but he did average over 20 yards per catch. He played on offense mostly this season with just a couple of plays on defense.

"I had a little over 50 catches for around 1,140 to 1,150 yards. I can't remember exactly. I played primarily as a receiver, but I played some safety too."

Hill picked a good weekend to get out to Arizona as they took Oregon into overtime. Hill did say that he enjoyed the Arizona and Nebraska trips, but got a little more information when he was in Lincoln.

"I had a lot of fun at Arizona. I didn't find out as much about Arizona as I did about Nebraska on the Nebraska trip. I was hoping to learn a little more about the nutrition program. A good trip just not as informative."

The trip to Arizona didn't clear a lot up about his leaders or narrowing things down. Hill can see himself at Arizona, but that goes for a lot of other schools too.

"It was a great trip to Arizona, no doubt, and I can see myself going to school there. But, I can see myself going to a lot of places right now. I just have to talk with my dad."

It once seemed that Hill might make the Arizona his trip the last and then make a decision. That doesn't seem to be the case anymore. In fact, he has another trip lined up to Big 10 country.

"I don't know. I will probably make my decision not before the holidays. I don't think that I am that close to making a decision right now. I still have another trip to go.

"I have an official visit set up to see Northwestern. I think that is next week. I still have two more visits left after that and if another school pops up I will visit them. I don't know."

If Hill had to name his leaders it would be Nebraska, Arizona and Northwestern. There is another team trying to get Hill's attention, but there are really a top two for Hill at the moment.

"I would say that those three schools are my top three. Colorado State has been talking to me a lot recently. I might take a visit out there to see them still too.

"I would say that Arizona and Nebraska are really even right now with me. I am not really leaning to one or the other. I liked things about both of those schools."

The time off after football has been short lived for Hill who has found himself ending one season and beginning another. "I am in basketball already. No rest for me."

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