Hill Came Close to Committing

MEBANE, N.C. --- Alfy Hill says that he strongly considered verbally committing to North Carolina a few weeks back.

"I talked to Coach [Sam] Pittman about it and I talked to my coaches about it," Hill said. "They were like ‘It's up to you.'

"I got to thinking about it. I didn't want to make the wrong decision, so I decided to wait.

"It's nothing bad about UNC or nothing like that. I want to see what's out there, see what's best for me. I don't want to be blind with it and just see what's in the state. I want to go out and look myself."

In early May, Hill, a 6-foot-4, 245-pound defensive end from Shallotte (N.C.) West Brunswick, was in the process of scheduling a press conference to announce his verbal commitment until a tragedy forced a postponement.

"A couple of friends got into a car wreck [and] two of them died so that pushed it back a little bit," Hill said. "But then I got to thinking about – I don't want to make the wrong decision early. So I'm going to look more into things."

Hill, though, is still planning to make a verbal commitment sometime this summer.

"I think I'm going to wait until the middle of June, end of June," Hill said. "But I'm definitely going to do it before the season starts."

UNC remains Hill's slight favorite.

"They're ahead by a little bit, but it's gotten down to where everybody is the same again, because I want to look at everything," Hill said.

The coaching staff at UNC is what has made the difference thus far for Hill.

"I'm in love with the coaches," Hill said. "The players there tell me it's the place to be and the coaches are great to work with. The facilities are also great."

Pittman is Hill primary recruiter for UNC. However, he also keeps in regular contact with John Blake, UNC's defensive line coach.

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