"They want me to visit and the coaches want to sit down with me and talk to me, and they talked about maybe being close to offering," Hill said. "They want to see me. They want to see me personally before making anything happen. They're narrowing down their big backs, and they said I looked promising."
Hill is a counter to most of the running backs on Notre Dame's board. He lists himself as 6-foot-1, 225 pounds, and is coming off of a 2,000-yard, 33-touchdown season.
They said they needed someone to run the ball. They have a lot of little backs and they need a bigger guy to carry the load. They're kind of shifting toward that. They thought I fit perfectly for that position.
"They said they needed someone to run the ball," Hill said. "They have a lot of little backs and they need a bigger guy to carry the load. They're kind of shifting toward that. They thought I fit perfectly for that position."
Hill told Scout.com "Tennessee is at the top now, with Connecticut," as he picks up offers while camping at schools, and visiting others. He earned the offer from the Vols after running an electronically-timed 4.6 in the 40-yard dash.
However, the Irish are getting involved late in the process, and with the visit not taking place until an undetermined date in August, is it too late?
"It's kind of late, but there's always a possibility," Hill said. "I always liked Notre Dame, so that definitely keeps them in there."
It is the history, scenic campus and coaching staff that has Hill thinking about the Irish.
"Their great sense of tradition, their buildings are beautiful, their campus is beautiful ...it's just a great school," he said. "Tradition is a big thing for them. They know their roots. They know where they come from. All the coaches are on the same page and what they need for winning in the program. That's a big deal."
Hill is also thinking about the time frame of his decision.
"I had been telling people I was going to take an official to Iowa and then make my decision," he said. "But I think things can change and it can be before that."