All Irish: Kolin Hill

In the 22nd of the series, Notre Dame linebacker commit Kolin Hill of of Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens is broken down with a recruitment recap and player analysis. Hill received an offer from childhood favorite Texas late in the recruiting process, but the Irish were able to curtail any momentum Charlie Strong tried to conjure.

Kolin Hill (6'2.5", 220, Linebacker)

Location: Schertz (Texas) Samuel Clemens

Rank: No. 64 ranked outside linebacker, Three-star

Quick Hit:

Kolin Hill did not receive much attention on the recruiting trail until late in the process. In fact, prior to when Notre Dame offered in mid-November, Hill was considering Boise State, Colorado and Texas State. Hill planned on attending the same college as his twin brother Kaleb, and for much of their high school careers, they had the same offer list. When Notre Dame extended an offer, Hill hardly knew he was even on Notre Dame's radar. The Irish really liked what they saw from his film and extended an offer shortly thereafter.

After Notre Dame expressed interest in the form of a committable offer, in-state powerhouses Texas and Texas Tech took notice. Hill visited Texas in early December, and he maintained weekly contact with the Longhorns' staff. However, if an offer were to come through for Hill, Texas informed him there would first have to be a decommitment in its class. That knowledge, coupled with a great official visit to Notre Dame during the banquet weekend, and his commitment to academics, Hill committed to Notre Dame.

Texas offered Hill in January when Charlie Strong took over as head coach. Hill briefly considered taking an official to Texas before he decided otherwise. Brian Kelly was key in keeping Hill on board.

Notable Quotable:

"I'm not really sure because I don't want to be anybody's last resort. I want to be someone's first priority. If they are going to offer me, they're saying they have to lose someone first." – Hill (in December) on if what would happen should he receive Texas interest

Links of Note:

Mokwuah's Initial Commitment

Scout.com Analysis

Hill's profile, highlights, and all stories

Note: Look for an in-depth film breakdown of Hill in a follow-up story.

Hill is commit No. 22 broken down in the "All Irish" series. Click below to view the first 21 in the series:

WR Justin Brent

DE Andrew Trumbetti

LB Greer Martini

DT Jay Hayes

OG Jimmy Byrne

QB DeShone Kizer

OG Sam Mustipher

TE Nic Weishar

OT Alex Bars

OT Quenton Nelson

LB Jonathan Bonner

DE Grant Blankenship

CB Nick Watkins

P/K Tyler Newsome

S/LB Drue Tranquill

MLB Nyles Morgan

MLB Nile Sykes

WR Corey Holmes

DT Pete Mokwuah

TE Tyler Luatua

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