Hill to stay focused on training this summer

Houston (Tex.) Lamar cornerback Holton Hill discusses where his focus is this summer, a recent offer, and how he's planning out the rest of the recruiting process.

Holton Hill is in no hurry to pick a school. With summer finally here, the four-star Lamar cornerback is preparing to take some unofficial visits, but he hasn't finalized where he'll be journeying yet.

"This summer I'm probably going to take some unofficial's and go down and see how I like different campuses," Hill said. "Then I'll start to narrow it down. Hopefully by my season I'll have my five schools. Then I'll take my official visits."

Hill's real focus this offseason centers on training for football and track and field.

"My focus is 7on7 this summer," Hill said. "Not only that, it's getting big. I'm also competing in USA summer track to qualify for the Junior Olympics."

The USATF National Junior Olympics will be held next month in Turner, only about a half hour drive from Hill's hometown of Houston. He posted a season best 14.2 second mark in the 110 meter hurdles and also runs the 4x100.

Although he could become a two-sport athlete in college, Hill made it clear that his main focus at the next level will be football. Outside of 7on7 competition, Hill will be in Oregon for The Opening next month.

With around 20 offers, Hill has several options when it comes to choosing a program. A few are standing out at the moment.

"There's a few schools that I'm looking into," Hill said. "Baylor, Texas, Texas A&M, LSU, Florida State, Alabama and Oregon."

Hill picked up an offer from the Ducks via secondary coach John Neal within the last week. Neal is known to develop strong bonds with recruits, but Hill and the veteran coach are still feeling each other out at this point.

"I've talked to him a few times on Twitter," Hill said. "He liked how big I am and he liked my film. I stood out to him on film. He said it was great so I'm planning to hopefully get up to Oregon pretty soon."

Due to a 7on7 tournament taking place immediately after The Opening, Hill will not get a chance to stick around until the dead period ceases to visit Eugene. He is eyeing a fall visit, and there's a chance that Oregon is one of his five official visits.

In discussing what he knew about the program, Hill indicated that he could make an impact at Oregon and thinks he could be a playmaker in defensive coordinator Don Pellum's defensive scheme.

"The program is pretty good," Hill said. "Hopefully they keep bringing in players and they get that corner like me that can change a program around and, hopefully help them win and get a BCS Championship."


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