One of the most exciting players in the 2008 New Jersey recruiting class is St. Peter's Prep's - Will Hill. His on the field performance has allowed him to garner the nickname "Thrill". As a junior, he amassed over 1800 yards on offense from a multitude of positions.
As a QB, he threw for over 700 yards while rushing for over 600 yards from both the RB and QB positions. In addition he also played WR, where he had over 400 yards receiving. If this was not enough, he had 3 INTs and recorded 68 tackles as a FS along with returning several punts for touchdowns.
The above numbers are some of the reasons why he is widely considered to be considered as the top recruit in the state of New Jersey for the upcoming class. However, Hill stated that "I do not consider myself the top athlete (football player) in the state. I have a lot to prove to a lot of people who consider me to be the top athlete in the state. I really have not played up to my potential". If he has yet to play up to his potential and plans to do so as a senior, the St. Peter's Prep opponents should be on high alert.
Although Hill feels that he has not played to his potential, college recruiters think very much of his current talent and are of the impression that the Garden State prospect may only get better with time. Currently, Hill holds over 20 scholarship offers with more on the way. As the May evaluation period approaches, this number will surely increase.
Since it is still early, Hill is maintaining an open-mind towards the recruiting process and has no favorites among his many suitors. However, he had the following to say about some of the top programs in the nation:
Florida State - "A great school, which is under a lot of construction. But they have a legendary coach who I would like to play for". The Seminoles were his childhood favorite school.
Miami - "A nice school. They will get back on track in the next few years."
USC - "A great program. They will be in the running for a National Championship for the next five years."
Rutgers - "I like them because it is close to home. Coach Schiano is a great coach. They had an excellent season and are coming along well".
Michigan - " I like them a lot. I like their stadium and they have a lot of fans who see them play. They have a great educational system and program 'period' - both academically and athletically".
As stated above, Hill remains open-minded on his recruitment. Similarly, he is opened to which position he will play on the collegiate level. He is considering both sides of the ball and positions ranging from RB, WR, and QB to CB and S.
His main focus is helping his team win is basically open to any position that will help the team to succeed. There is no position that he would like over another one.
Do not expect Hill to make an early decision. He will likely wait until the end of the allotted time to make his final decision. So, recruiting fans will have to wait to see where one of the top athletes in the nation will end up.