Hills: Following In His Brother's Footsteps

Alief Elsik High School has produced two outstanding prospects over the past five years, and they happen to be brothers. Jeremy Hills attended Texas' first junior day Sunday and has decided to follow in his brother's footsteps.

"He (Jeremy Hills) has committed to Texas," Alief Elsik Head Coach Bill Barron said. "I wasn't sure if he would or not, but he did. I'm sure that he will stick with it. He is pretty firm in whatever he does."

In the class of 2003, the Longhorns signed Jeremy's brother, offensive tackle Tony Hills. Coach Barron was not surprised that Jeremy decided to follow his big brother to Austin.

"It doesn't surprise me, because his brother is down there," Barron said.

Jeremy Hills was one of the most impressive running backs at the U.S. Army National Combine in San Antonio in early January. On top of his football skills, Hills was one of the most humble and personable kids I spoke with. Coach Barron described him in one word.

"Phenomenal," Barron said.

The 6-foot-0, 185-pound Hills finished his junior season with 1,328 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns.

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