Hollywood may visit USC

This season Houston (Texas) Lamar four-star cornerback Holton Hill had 11 interceptions. Hill shared the defensive backfield with Trojans freshman safety John Plattenburg last season.

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, 180-pound cornerback.

“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 time.”

Hill will take his first official visit of the year to Florida State this weekend.

“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 destinations.

“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 program.

“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.”

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