Agressive Hill Grabs Offer

One of the state's top defensive backs hit the 40 Acres this past weekend for Junior Day. And unsurprisingly, an offer followed.

"I'm happy to get the offer," Holton Hill said. "Texas is DBU, so I'm good."

Last season, Houston Lamar deployed one of the best secondaries in the state, with 2014s John Bonney (Texas) and John Plattenburg (USC) moving on to bigger things. But while Bonney and Plattenburg were older — and Hill said he seeks them out for advice — many felt that the younger Hill was the best player of the bunch.

"I talk to them quite a bit," Hill said. "They basically told me not to rush and to make the decision that's best for me.

"I'm looking for a school that fits me, not just for football, but for academics too," Hill said. "I want a school that offers me something after my four years there."

Could that school be Texas? Hill said the Longhorn staff liked his versatility and tenacity.

"They liked my press off the line, how aggressive I am technique wise," Hill said. "When I get on the field, I just do what I've got to do.

"I kind of like jamming a person, so I can be all in his face the whole game," Hill said.

Does that approach come with a bit of jawing to it?

"Yeah, I do. I talk," Hill said, laughing. "There's a lot of talking that goes on in football."

Hill said he feels like his aggressive approach makes him a good fit with the new coaching staff in Austin. But with 12 offers on the table, he'll have plenty of options ahead of him.

"Everybody's kind of in the same spot," Hill said. "I'm still studying all the schools. Starting toward the summer, I'll start making my decision."

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