Shallotte (NC) West Brunswick defensive end Alfy Hill is one of the state’s top prospects and he backed that up with a phenomenal workout at the Shrine Bowl combine held at Havelock this past weekend.
Measuring in at 6-4, 222 pounds, Hill blistered the track with 40-yard dashes of 4.52 and 4.58-seconds. In one-on-one drills, the rising senior proved unstoppable, displaying a lightning quick takeoff at the line that left nearly all of the opposing offensive linemen grasping at air.
On the recruiting side, Hill picked up recent offers from Clemson and Michigan to go with earlier pledges from NC State, Tennessee, South Carolina, UNC, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Alabama among others. In all, Hill boasts over 20 scholarship offers.
Last week, Hill received visits from at least a couple of schools with one of those being NC State. The Pack has made Hill a priority along the defensive line and they drove that point home during their trip to Shallotte last week.
“State came down to see me (last week) and also Georgia Tech,” said Hill. “The visit with State was cool because me and the coaches, we pretty much talk all the time. We had a good conversation, just laughing and then getting serious about recruiting and stuff. They had four coaches there: coach Willis, coach Petercuskie, coach Horton and coach Reed.
“When I went up to take the visit at State, I never got a chance to meet them so I had a chance to meet them all this time and talk on a personal level. They were the only school that had more than one coach come see me.”
State has told Hill that he’s their top target at defensive end, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed. He’s also mentioned that education side of college will be the major factor in his decision and it appears the Pack has that covered as well.
“They were telling me that I was their number one defensive end, and I could come in there and make a difference,” said Hill. “They’ve got a good education program and that’s my top thing. So, that impressed me, too.”
Although he’s landed offers almost weekly since earning his first offer from State back in February, Hill said he doesn’t plan to drag the recruiting process out. He said he’s fine with the offers already on his plate and looks forward to having recruiting behind him before the end of the summer. At this point, Hill denies any particular favorites but admitted that two in-state rivals have done the best job of recruiting him.
“I’ll probably make a decision in June or a couple months away. It’s not going to be that long.
“I don’t have a top five right now. I would say NC State and Carolina are doing the best job of recruiting me. They are doing the best job of keeping in touch with me. They email me, they’ve come down to see me. We talk all the time on the phone.”
Hill is rated a four-star prospect and the No. 23 defensive end in the nation by Scout.com.
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