The former Schertz (Tex.) Clemens standout had been familiar with Texas Tech ever since the Red Raiders recruited him in high school and decided to give them another shot when he left South Bend.
“I really enjoyed it…I liked what I saw and feel like I could fit in and stuff very well,” Hill said.Being from the San Antonio area Hill said he knows a lot of people that go to Texas Tech, but is also familiar with Texas Tech coach Mike Jinks who was the head coach at Cibolo Steele when he was in high school.
Hill said he spent the majority of his time on the visit with coaches Mike Jinks, Mike Smith and David Gibbs.
“I felt really welcomed by them. I’ve known coach Smith and coach Jinks since high school it was like a homecoming to see them. And coach Gibbs it was my first time meeting him, but he welcomed me wholeheartedly, so I felt very welcome,” Hill said.
Hill got to see the team practice, was introduced to players, and got to feel what it’s really like to be apart of the program. After watching that, and talking with the coaches he is confident in what role he could play in the Texas Tech defense.
He said a reason why the Red Raiders have stood out is because of the plan that the coaches have for him. That is to bring him in after a red shirt year and play him as a rush defensive end, similar to Pete Robertson.
“I feel like I could fill that role, and make an impact immediately,” Hill said.Hill currently stands at 6-foot-2, 248 pounds and played as a true freshman for the Fighting Irish. He tallied 10 total tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks last season.
Another highlight of the visit was the overall campus, and for the future business major, the Rawls College of Business.
“Having seeing the campus life [stood out to him]. They have a really great campus, I liked the way campus looked and I have a lot of friends that go there so I would be comfortable going there,” Hill said.
Following the visit he said he felt a “weight had been lifted.” Hill has to make a decision soon though as he plans to enroll for the fall semester and get to campus within the next couple of weeks. After sitting out a year to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, Hill will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.
Stay tuned to RaiderPower.com for updates on Hill as he plans to make his decision very soon.