Hill lists Irish among top three

Senior defensive end/outside linebacker Kolin Hill of Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens had two schools sitting at the top before Thursday. But, after the irish extended an offer, Hill talks about where things stand.

Notre Dame's staff showed it wasn't quite done targeting new 2014 prospects after they extended an offer to senior defensive end/outside linebacker Kolin Hill of Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens.

"It's very humbling," Hill said. "Just all very humbling. I'm very excited because Notre Dame is such a great program and a great school. It's a big deal."

"I talked to Coach (Kerry) Cooks around lunch time here today [Thursday]," Hill said. "We hadn't really ever talked before, but he had spoken with my high school coach. He told me Notre Dame really liked my film and that they wanted to extend an offer."

Notre Dame offered Hill as an outside linebacker.

"I don't really have a preference what position I play," Hill said. "I think I can thrive in different schemes in different schools." Before Notre Dame offered Hill, two schools were standing out to the 6-foot-2, 222-pound linebacker.

"Boise State and Colorado were my favorites," Hill said. "Now, you can add Notre Dame in that top group."

Hill's twin brother, Kaleb also plays outside linebacker. The brothers have said they would like to play for the same school in college. But, now with Notre Dame in the mix for one, and not the other, the Hill duo may find themselves reevaluating their options.

"We'd like to play together," Hill said. "His favorites are Colorado and Boise State, too. It is what it is though if we don't go to the same school. We have to do what's best for us."

Hill has yet to take an official visit this season, and he's only taken one unofficial, when he visited Texas State last summer. However, he has official trips planned to Colorado (Dec. 7) and Boise State (Dec. 13) when his high school season ends.

"I'm excited to see those places," Hill said. "I've also got to figure out a time to see Notre Dame now, too."

Samuel Clemens will take on Brennan in the first round of the playoffs on Friday night.

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