Ga. Lineman Commits to Carolina

Jason Hill of Douglass High School out of Atlanta, Ga. is a big lineman who could play either side of the ball on the college level. Whatever position he lines up at, it looks like he will be wearing Carolina blue. This Georgia prospect has made a commitment to North Carolina.


"I just liked North Carolina from the beginning," said Hill.

What were some of the big keys that played into Hill's decision?

"They were the first team to offer me and that stayed in my mind during this entire process," he said. "Other things were the atmosphere and surroundings. I really like the campus and environment there. It just felt like the perfect fit for me. On top of those things, they have a strong program in my major (business)."

There was one other real finalist for Hill.

"I picked North Carolina over Duke really," he said. "There were a few more teams in the running, but it was mainly Duke."

Will this be the only visit Hill takes this year?

"I will still take trips to Duke and Vanderbilt, but I don't have dates yet," he said. "I am set to visit North Carolina on December 3rd, but I hope to be playing in the state championship at that time."

Hill committed to Coach Gunter Brewer of North Carolina and Hill said he is not sure where he will play in Chapel Hill.

"They told me I may play defensive end or tight end. I really don't know yet."

Hill is a big, agile lineman for the Douglass Astros. Douglas came away with a 32-27 win over East Coweta last night in the first round of the playoffs. Douglass now will host Valdosta, a program with very rich tradition, next Saturday night.

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