One-on-One With Tyreek Hill

Tyreek Hill is a world-class speedster originally from Douglass (Coffee HS), Ga., who has posted electronic times of 4.25 for 40 yards, 10.19 in 100 meters and 20.14 in 200 meters. He has played football the last two seasons at Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kansas.

Last season he earned second-team All-Jayhawk Conference honors at running back and kick returner, and honorable mention honors at receiver. He finished with 106 carries for 676 rushing yards with an average per carry of 6.5 yards and 10 touchdowns. He caught 36 passes for 569 yards, an average of 16.6 yards per reception. He had six touchdown pass receptions.

Before signing with Oklahoma State on the Junior College Mid-Year Transfer Signing Day, the 5-10, 190-pound Hill was recruited by Florida State (official visit), Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, Nebraska, Texas (official visit), Oklahoma, and others.

Here is part of our conversation with Hill from Triple Play Sports Radio on Wednesday.

RA: Hey Tyreek, how are you doing?
Hill: I'm just really, really happy right now.

RA: After you committed to Oklahoma State, you kind of quit answering the phone. Talk about your recruiting experience? Did you want to keep it quiet or limit it to what you put out on Twitter?
Hill: I just wanted to keep it quiet, keep it on the low. I was going through a lot and coaches hitting me up on Facebook like everyday, so I was just chillin, man.

RA: Like I said, you did give fans some insight on Twitter.
Hill: Yes sir. Oh yeah, I did have a lot of followers from Oklahoma, most definitely. I appreciate them for that. I was doing shout out to the fans.

RA: Take me into your recruiting. You were at Texas for a visit this weekend. That had to be interesting with everything that was going down with Mack Brown.
Hill: Austin is very fine and I felt like home and so I went down there with my dad. I was interested but as soon as Mack Brown said he was resigned then I was like nah. Mack Brown is like a legendary coach in college football. It was a fun trip overall and me and my dad had a good time.

RA: Then you go ahead and sign with Oklahoma State.
Hill: Oklahoma State, really, I went there on two unofficial visits and I had a blast. Plus, my mom, she stays in Norman and I told her it would be either OU or OSU. I went to OU and I didn't feel the vibe down there, so it was OSU, OSU. My grandparents said to go to OSU. I said I like OSU, so I'm going to OSU. I like Coach Gundy and Coach Ray. It was on the low for awhile but my family knew where I was going.

RA: Talk about yourself as a player.
Hill: I just want to come in and make plays for my team. I like to win. I want to win. I'm a hard worker and a grinder because I want to be the best.

RA: Okay, how fast are you?
Hill: The last time I was clocked in the forty I was a junior (high school) and I ran a 4.25 electronically timed.

RA: You have that track speed. If you put on a pair of track spikes right now, what could you run the 100 meters or 200 meters in?
Hill: Right now? If I put spikes on and ran I would say I could run in the low 10.2.

RA: What will you be doing between now and the time in January to report to OSU?
Hill: I'm leaving school (Garden City) today to go home to Georgia. I will be with my family and just chillin until it's time to go to OSU.


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