Anthony Hill Profile
Two month ago we told you that Anthony Hill, a 6-foot-4, 285-pound defensive tackle that signed with FSU in February, will now be enrolling at USF in January. Hill was a 3-star prospect out of Pensacola HS and rated the nation's No. 37 defensive tackle by scout.com. This past weekend the future Bull took his official visit to Tampa to see where he'll be playing ball at the next level.
"It was really an amazing weekend, I had a great time," said Hill. ‘I really enjoyed every minute of it."
During the weekend visit, the 6'4-285 pound lineman was hosted by his former teammate and USF defensive tackle Terrell McClain, which made the entire weekend that much better.
"It was great spending time with my best friend Terrell McClain and the players. I really enjoyed the company and the warmness of everybody. They made me feel like I'm part of the team already and I haven't even put pads on or nothing."
Hill arrived Friday with the rest of the visitors and after checking in, got a chance to watch the Bull practice.
"When I first got there, they took us over to watch them play and that was great. Watching them made me want to go out there and do something. After that we went down to Raymond James stadium and watched some tapes. We had a lot of fun there."
Anthony then went to dinner and spent the evening hanging out with Terrell and the other players. But after being tired from the long drive had an early night.
"Saturday we had breakfast and did a lot of the academic stuff. I sat with an academic advisor for my field and had a nice talk with him and about what I have to do. After that we ate again then toured the campus."
The centerpiece of the weekend was the Bulls annual banquet at the downtown Hyatt which got great reviews from all that attended.
"The banquet was great with a lot of good food. It gave you a good feel of how together and close everybody is. You can tell how they stress the family aspect of it, and being around something like that makes it real easy. Watching those highlight films made me want to play right now."
Hill's roommate for the weekend was another Bulls prospect Sam Barrington, linebacker out of Terry Parker HS.
"We got along real well. He's a real cool down to earth person," said Hill. "He eats more than most people I know especially for a guy his size, he ate the entire weekend."Hill then added "He told me he was trying to decide between South Florida and Illinois. I was recruiting him a bit because I know I'm coming there and was trying to get him to go to."
Anthony also got a chance to hang out with the other recruits who were also visiting this weekend.
"I got to meet all the guys visiting and got to really bond with the visiting defensive linemen that were there. They kind of kept us together and we spent a lot of time with Terrell, George Selvie, Sampson Genus, and other players on the D-line. It was really great."
Throughout the weekend Hill also spent a lot of time talking with Coach Canales, Coach Patrick and had a one-on one with Head Coach Jim Leavitt.
"Right before we left I met with Coach Leavitt. I signed my scholarship papers right there in his office. We talked about all kinds of stuff, me coming down there and how he wants me to contribute as soon as I get there.
With a weekend full of activities what was the future Bull's favorite part?
"The whole weekend was overall equally amazing and it's hard to pick one thing. Everything I did over the weekend just swept me off my feet. I felt real good just to be there and be part of it."
Before his visit Anthony said he knew a lot about the school, he did say he got to learn something about the team that he didn't know before the weekend.
"I had a feeling about how close everyone would be from what I seen from the outside, but when you experience it first hand, and can see how close everybody is and how much of a family they are. It just blew me off my feet. It wasn't nearly like that at Florida State, where everybody had their little clicks. At USF, everybody is cool with everybody on the team, and that makes it easier to be successful."
Even though Hill knew a lot about the program already, what did he think of his official visit to Tampa?
"It was better than I expected. I knew I was going to have fun and a good experience, but it was head and shoulders over what I anticipated."
Anthony told USFNation, that he will be running and lifting over the next month and will be on campus sometime in early January.