Houston (Texas) Lamar defensive back Holton Hill has been recruited by USC since last year when his teammate, Jonathan Plattenburg, committed to the Trojans.
Plattenburg has maintained a relationship with Hill and so has USC
defensive backs coach, Keith Heyward. Three weeks ago, Heyward made his
way to Houston to evaluate Hill in person.
“It was good to see him at my school,” said Hill. “We talk off and on
over Twitter, so we’ve kept that relationship going.
“I watched them play against UCLA and everything. But I’ve talk to
Coach Hayward, and just in spite of losing that game, he talked to me
about how they don’t play a lot of scholarship guys. They’re recruiting
class this year should be pretty nice. They’re trying to come up
getting more scholarships back.”
One of those scholarships has now been offered to the 6-foot-3,
“With USC, I think I would be able to come in and make a pretty big
impact,” said Hill. “I can see myself possibly taking a visit there
just because of how much exposure John Plattenburg has gotten there.
“JP is playing as a true freshman, and that’s exactly what I’m looking
for. I still talk to John and he is enjoying at USC and having a good
Hill will take his first official visit of the year to Florida State
“I’m just looking to have a good time and to take it all in,” said
Hill. “I just want to see what FSU has to offer. Just seeing how I fit
in off the field is important.
“I’m going to have to drop certain schools because I can’t see myself
in those condition or that environment.”
Thus, Hill is beginning to narrow down his list of potential visit
“Yeah, I think I know where I want to go,” said Hill. “USC, LSU, Baylor
and Texas are the school I’m looking at.”
While Hill has not been to USC before, he has been to Los Angeles.
“I was there for the Junior Olympics,” said Hill. “I’ve been in the
Junior Olympics for a series of years. I’ve participated in the
triathlon, the 200-meters, high jump… a bunch of events.
“I’ve kind of seen Los Angeles, but I wouldn’t really know who it is
until after an official.”
In summation, Hill’s interest in USC has little to do with the football
“Just because it’s Cali and I like everything from that standpoint,”
said Hill. “It’s definitely something different.
“You know, my nickname is Hollywood, so it’s only right.”
Hollywood may visit USC
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