Sophomore Explodes In Ohio Action

Hubbard defeated Marlington 42-14 Friday night in the opening round of the Ohio playoffs. Although the three top-rated juniors all played well for the Eagles, sophomore tailback George Hill put on quite a show as well.

The Ohio high school playoffs started this past weekend, and undefeated Hubbard rolled past Marlington 42-14. L.J. Scott, Matt Jones and Isaiah Scott played well as expected for the Eagles, but a sophomore flashed the skills that will make him a desired recruit as well.

George Hill (6-foot, 180-pounds) rushed for 144 yards on only eight carries, with touchdown runs of 66 and 48 yards. He also had a long kickoff return, and showed the speed that college recruiters will love going forward.

"It was great being out there tonight, especially only being a sophomore," Hill stated. "It was exciting to play well, because people don't usually get that type of opportunity this young with all the great players we have on this team."

"We have a great line in front of me and L.J. (Scott), and they gave me these opportunities to show my speed off," he added. "I'm getting better and better as the season goes on, but so is our line. I also run track, and I've been timed at 4.40 before."

Although college recruiters have not discovered Hill yet, that is about to change in the near future. As his film is distributed, programs are going to be impressed with his size, speed and cutting ability.

"Nobody really knows about me at all, and I'd love to be recruited," Hill admitted. "Ohio State would be my favorite team, and I also love Oregon because of the way they play."

EVALUATION: After seeing George Hill earlier in the year, this was a player I wanted to see again. Although he didn't get a lot of reps the first time I saw him, the speed was evident. The performance he put on Friday night would vault him into the top sophomore prospects in the state of Ohio. Definitely a player to watch in the class of 2016.

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