Hill Hoping to Elevate Status

As was expected, Penn State defeated Cincinnati Saturday. A number of big-time recruits were on hand as well as a few lesser-known prospects. We caught up with one of the under-the-radar prospects, and he discussed his trip to University Park.

Lawrence, N.J., home of Nittany Lion quarterback verbal Brett Brackett, is a mere five minutes from Lawrenceville Prep, where offensive lineman Keith Hill goes to school. The two are more than acquaintances.

“I used to play hoops with Brett,” Hill said. “We scrimmaged each other on Friday, so we spoke about it and that’s when I found out he was going to Penn State on Saturday, also.”

Hill is still awaiting his first scholarship offer. Penn State is one of several teams that have shown an interest in the Garden State prospect. Others who are awaiting senior film include East Carolina, Duke, Holy Cross, Maryland and Wisconsin.

“Most schools are interested in seeing senior film,” he said. “They want me to get them that first game film and see what happens.”

Hill was impressed with his unofficial visit to Beaver Stadium.

“I liked it a lot, it was a really good time,” he said. “I got a chance to talk to Dick Anderson and a few of the other coaches.”

The 6-foot-4, 290-pound lineman is not new to the University Park atmosphere. He has attended summer camp there as well.

“I was at the two-day senior camp at Penn State,” he said. “It was neat because they video taped the sessions, then they sat down with you and reviewed what you did well and what you need to work on. I had not seen that done anywhere else before.”

Hill has also attended camps at Boston College, Maryland and Virginia.

Boston College: “I had a great time, it was the best camp I was at along with Penn State. They had a lot of good competition there.”

Maryland: “I was there for one day, it was shorts and shoulders. The camp was very up-tempo. Everything was fast-paced.”

Virginia: “There were almost too many kids there. They said it was the largest camp that they had, but I still had a good time there.”


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