Hill Visiting SMU Soon

SMU has built a pipeline at Lamar HS in Houston, but could this year's class include Holton Hill?

SMU visited many players on its late April Houston blitz, but one of the hottest names the Mustangs talked to is Lamar High School (Houston) four-star defensive back Holton Hill. SMU assistant coach Jason Phillips, who has strong recruiting ties in the Houston area, was in charge of visiting Hill.

"They basically said how they want me to come up there (for a visit), and they wanted to know I was doing and how spring ball was going," Hill said of his talk with SMU.

Hill hasn't spoken with Phillips a lot or looked into SMU much, but he hopes to change that soon.

"I'll probably take a visit this summer," he said.

SMU has been eying at Hill for almost a year, and his first offer came from the Mustangs in the summer of 2013.

"They were at (Lamar) last summer to look at some of the other players and I stood out to them, and then they offered me," Hill said. "I was really excited because it was my first offer, and it made me work harder."

Since getting the SMU offer, Hill has added almost 20 more. Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Texas, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, Baylor, Nebraska, Maryland, and TCU are some of his notable offers.

Lamar has perennially strong football teams, and 2013 was no exception. The team went 11-1 and advanced to the third round of the Class 5A playoffs.

"I think we had a pretty positive year," Hill said of the 2013 season. "It didn't end the way that we wanted it to. We want to go into (2014) hard and put 100 percent into everything that we do."

Hill's has also had a strong spring, as shown by all the offers.

"My spring is going pretty good, and I'm just taking recruiting day by day."

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