Hill gets Husky offer

Heading into last spring, one of the more versatile and intriguing football prospects in the state of Washington was Gerald Hill. He transferred from Curtis High School to Charles Wright and pretty much fell off of the recruiting radar, but recently he's been getting some interest and last week after watching a practice at Husky Stadium he walked away with an offer from the Dawgs.

"I went up there on Thanksgiving day and met with coach Willingham afterwards," Hill told Dawgman.com. "He basically just told me that they like my versatility and my athleticism and how I play the game and that they would have an offer for me.

"At this point it's only a verbal offer and they want to check out some more film and keep an eye on my grades, but they said they would have an offer for me."

Hill's transfer from Curtis to Charles Wright still remains somewhat of a mystery, but he said it had to do with the crowd he was hanging out with.

"Those guys were into some stuff that I just couldn't be around," Hill said. "I chose a different path and I'm glad I came to Charles Wright because it really got me focused on things."

Hill said the offer from the Huskies was as a tight end or a fullback with the chance he could move over to the defensive side of the ball and play linebacker or defensive end.

"Washington, Eastern Washington and Portland State are my only offers right now, but Oregon, Arizona State and Oregon State have all been contacting me and they could be close to offering as well," Hill said. "All of them say they like my speed and size and that I'm a playmakers.

"I'm finally getting back in shape so they want to see me in basketball see and how I move and stuff like that. I'm not going to try and play both in college so I will probably choose one or the other, but I love playing football and it's nice to be healthy and back in shape again."

Hill had dealt with a bad knee and ankle for quite some time, but rehab and weights have allowed him to return to his old self.

"I'm going to wait on things and just see where they end up," Hill said. "I'll go for a visit to Washington, but we haven't set it up yet and then I'll wait and see what else comes my way."

We'll continue to follow Hill's recruiting over the next two months as things really begin to pick up.

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