Hill Impressed by Latest Visit

Just a couple of weeks after attending a NC State practice, Shallotte (NC) West Brunswick defensive end Alfy Hill was back in Raleigh to visit the Wolfpack.

Just a couple of weeks after attending a NC State practice, Shallotte (NC) West Brunswick defensive end Alfy Hill was back in Raleigh to visit the Wolfpack.

Hill made the drive to Carter-Finley Stadium for NC State's 2009 Kay Yow Spring Game.

"Man, I had a lot of fun up at State," said Hill. "I enjoyed all of it. I had a lot of fun going up there and watching the game. It looks to me like State's going to be good this year.

"Obviously Willie [Young] stood out and I like their quarterback, [Russell] Wilson. I'm going to see if I can go up there and watch some games this year."

One of the highlights of the unofficial visit for Hill was spending some time with the current Wolfpack players. He had a chance to talk with NC State's top defensive linemen, Willie Young and Alan-Michael Cash.

"I got to talk with some of State's players," said Hill. "I liked that. I talked with Willie Young and Cash. I didn't talk a lot with Cash, just some, but Willie... man we've got a lot in common. He likes to joke around and have fun out there.

I'm a lot like him because he can do a lot of things at defensive end. He can drop back into coverage and make plays coming off the edge. He was telling me how it is at State... he said they take care of the players there and love you."

Considered to be one of the top prospects in the state, 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.

He was one of several top in-state prospects who attended the Wolfpack's spring game.

"They had a lot of recruits there," said Hill. "I talked to Robert Crisp, the big tackle that has already committed. He was telling me it's the place to be. He was saying I need to go there and play with him and make things happen.

"It would be great to go to a college with a lot of players you already know, but I'm not making my decision off that. I'm looking at the academics and the coaches."

Before leaving NC State, Hill spent some time with the Wolfpack coaching staff.

"I talked again with coach Petercuskie and coach Willis up at State," he said. "I have had conversations with coach Petercuskie before... they go good. He's the coach recruiting me.

"I like coach Willis too because he's the defensive ends coach and would be the coach recruiting me if I went [to NC State]. We've been talking and we've got a little connection."

With nearly two dozen scholarship offers on the table from programs such as Tennessee, LSU, Virginia Tech, Clemson, UNC, and NC State, Hill is a big-time target for several programs. It sounds like he could be making a decision in the next few months.

"I know I want to be committed before my senior season," said Hill. "I'm thinking of maybe committing sometime around June or July, but I'm still wide open. [NC] State, [North] Carolina, and ECU are probably recruiting me the hardest."

Hill added that the chance to try and "recruit" could be a reason why he looks to decide sooner rather than later.

"I've been thinking about that, helping my college get other players," he said. "Actually, I might end up doing it. I'm going to talk with my coach about it [on Monday] and see what he thinks. If it's what I want to do then I'll do it."

Hill is currently rated a four-star prospect and the No. 23 defensive end in the country by Scout.com.

Jr. Film: #35 DE -Alfy Hill -


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