Hill: "An Outstanding Young Man"

Evangelical Christian School (TN) wide receiver Casey Hill is unlike most top athletes coming out of these days. While most athletes have a football-first mentality, Hill is looking for top notch academics to go along with a quality football program. DeaconSports spoke with Evangelical Christian School head coach Jim Heinz this week for the latest on Hill.

"He recently took an official visit to Wake Forest and had a very good trip over there," Heinz said of his star receiver, Casey Hill. "I just know he has taken it and is very interested in Wake Forest. He's also taken a trip to Princeton and he's going to visit Harvard this week also. They're quality schools and he's got a big decision to make because he's got options and is looking at some really good schools."

Although those three schools are receiving official visits, others schools have thrown their name into the hat in Hill's recruitment. Stanford, Tennessee, California, and Utah are amongst the schools that are still recruiting the 6', 175-pound prospect. "I know he wants to be in a good program but also wants to be at a great school too," Heinz noted.

While thousands of high school players across the nation play high school football, the aspects that set Hill apart from most is the hard work, character, intelligence, determination, and God-given talent that the Tennessee wide receiver possesses.

"The best thing [is that] Casey is such a hard worker," Heinz noted. "He's gained strength and speed, he works on both areas of that and I think his speed is definitely going to help him because he does have good speed. His habits in the weight room have certainly been good too. Another big factor is he doesn't just want to be an athlete but loves the academics."

In the classroom and on the field, Hill has shown that he is an asset to Evangelical Christian School. He has also been an asset to the school in other ways as well. "Casey is one of our leaders, not just in our athletic program, but a leader on our campus. He gets involved in our school very well," Heinz said.

Currently, the Deacs have a very good shot of receiving a commitment from the athletic wide receiver. If Coach Grobe and company can get Hill to commit to Wake Forest, one thing is for sure. Wake Forest will not only get a high quality athlete, but also an intelligent and determined individual both on and off of the football field.

"He's an outstanding young man," Heinz noted, "an outstanding young man."

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