Hill Talks Texas at Semper Fi

An update with Houston (Texas) Lamar cornerback Holton Hill from Semper Fi Bowl practice, including his top four, a potential timeline, and more...

He's one of the few uncommitted prospects in the Lone Star State, and Houston (Tex.) Lamar cornerback Holton Hill is nearing his decision.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound athlete recently cut down his list from eight to four, and says that LSU, Texas, Alabama, and Baylor are all programs that he is still considering.

"I’ve taken trips to Florida State and LSU, and I plan to go to Texas, then Baylor, and then Alabama,” he said.

Hill, who is spending the week in Southern California as a Semper Fi All-American, says he's enjoying the experience playing alongside some of the country's top athletes.

“It’s been a really good experience, to come out here and compete with everybody. I think the Texas guys are playing well. Texas is more of a powerhouse state; that’s where all the speed comes from,” he said.

Part of that group are a few Texas commits (Charles Omenihu, Cameron Townsend, Jamile Johnson) who have been recruiting Hill and hoping he'll join them in Austin.

"There have been a few Texas guys who have been trying to get me to go there," he said when asked if any of the players had been recruiting him.

Of the recent recruiting momentum, including two big commitments from Malik Jefferson and DeAndre McNeal, Hill says it wasn't as big a shock to him as it was to others.

"There was a little surprise, but Texas is a good defensive school," he said. As far as college coaches, he says all four in his top had been recruiting him heavily until the dead period began. While he's enjoyed the process, Hill says he's looking forward to making his decision.

“It’s bittersweet. I enjoyed the process in the beginning, but now I’m ready to get it over with. I kind of want to announce a week before Signing Day, or maybe even Signing Day," he said.

While he's not sure who leads, Hill does say there is some specific criteria he's looking for in a program.

“Actually, [coming in early and playing] is something I have been looking at and taking into consideration when I pick my schools. Playing time and that exposure. That is something that Texas has that I’m looking at,” he said.

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