Pack Offers Hill

It was an exciting weekend for Shallotte (NC) West Brunswick defensive end Alfy Hill. Over the last few days he secured his first two scholarship offers.

It was an exciting weekend for Shallotte (NC) West Brunswick defensive end Alfy Hill. Over the last few days he secured his first two scholarship offers.

"I got my first offer on Friday from ECU," said Hill. "I was happy to get the first one because I had been waiting on getting a scholarship offer.

"Then I got my second one [Sunday] from [NC] State when I was at their Junior Day. That was exciting too because I had been hoping State would offer me."

Hill didn't play as a sophomore, missing the entire season with a wrist injury, but he dominated in 2008. Playing linebacker and defensive end, he totaled 115 tackles, 10 sacks, and four blocked punts for the Trojans.

The 6-foot-5, 245-pounder attended Tom Lemming's Photoshoot prior to heading over from Cardinal Gibbons High School to NC State's Murphy Center for the Wolfpack's Junior Day.

"I had fun at the photoshoot," he said. "I think it will give me some more publicity and put me out there more for others to hear about. I'm hoping they pick me to play in the Army game. I would be looking forward to playing in that game."

What did he think of NC State's Junior Day?

"I liked it a lot," said Hill. "They took us on a tour of the campus, and I love their campus. I liked how it was big and organized. I also liked their football facility. I could see myself being in there all the time just working out.

"The coaches told us to keep our heads on right before we get there and after we get there to make sure we do all of our work and graduate with a degree. They were really talking about how we need to work hard on the field and in class."

Hill stated that he was offered a scholarship by head coach Tom O'Brien.

"They offered me during the tour," he said. "I went up and spoke with coach O'Brien. He was telling me about what they expect from their players and how he was offering me a full scholarship. He said that I'm a good player and that I'll be getting a lot more offers... that the one from them wouldn't be the only one.

"Coach O'Brien is a great guy. He's nice... I'm pretty sure he can be mean when he needs to be but he was real nice. He really didn't put any pressure on me to commit... he said to take my time with it."

Hill, who is being recruited to NC State by special teams coach Jerry Petercuskie, was able to spend a lot of time with defensive line coach Keith Willis.

"I was mainly talking with coach Keith Willis," he said. "He's a cool guy. I like how he he keeps it real with you. He doesn't try to sugarcoat it or anything like that.

"He said he likes my body type and that he thinks I could be a great player with my size and how fast I am."

With offers from NC State and East Carolina, Hill is also hearing from programs such as Duke, South Carolina, Wake Forest, and UCLA among others. Previously he stated that Duke may hold a slight edge. Is that still the case?

"I'm open," said Hill. "It's all even. I'm still going to visit some more colleges like ECU and Wake Forest, and I'm going to go to some camps.

"I'm still going to wait until after my senior season to commit."

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