Hill waits patiently for an opportunity

One of the top JUCO players in the country still looking for a school to play football for in 2011 is Eastern Arizona LB Demonte Hill (6-3, 240). The talented prospect led the Gila Monsters in tackles this past season and earned First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Region and hopes to find a home in the near future...

"I had a couple schools looking at me, but they sorta fell away when they found out I couldn't graduate and be a mid-year guy," Hill told JCFootball.com. "UCF, Kansas State, Georgia State, those were the three that were really looking at me and recruiting me."

As a freshman in 2008, Hill was part of a Butler program that went 11-1, but because of some off-field issues (none related to him or his behavior), he left and headed to Eastern Arizona.

"I just needed to get away from all the stuff going on back there (in Kansas)," Hill said. "I needed to be around positivity and to just get back to playing football and going to school and that's what Eastern allowed me to do."

Hill redshirted in 2009 and in 2010 he led the team in tackles with 88 and also posted four sacks.

"I'm more of a run-stopper, but I can play any of the linebacker spots," Hill said. "Every school wants me inside though and that's where I probably fit best.

"I'm a sideline-to-sideline guy and I can fill gaps, take on blockers, read plays, I can do whatever I need to do to help my team win.

"I'm just looking for an opportunity to keep playing ball and to get my education. I really don't care where I go, I just want a chance to play."

Hill is on pace to graduate in May and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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