Huge JUCO DT Adds First Offer

Not only is Mississippi Gulf Coast DT Brandon Hill (6-8, 380) is one of the biggest JUCO prospects in the country, he may be one of the more versatile players. After playing along the offensive line last fall, the huge athlete has made the move to defense and he has seemed to take to the switch. This past weekend, a Sun Belt program became the first school to offer the Alabama bounceback...

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Brandon Hill
Gulf Coast (Miss.)
  • DT
  • 6'8
  • 380

"Troy just offered," Hill told over the weekend. "I have also been talking a lot with East Carolina, Louisville, Houston, Memphis and a lot of other schools but they haven't offered yet."

One of the reasons some of those programs are hesitant has been Hill's move from the offensive line, where he started at tackle for Gulf Coast, to the defensive side of the ball.

"Coach (Steve) Davis, our defensive coordinator, told me I remind him of Terrence Cody because of how athletic I am for my size so they tried me there in the spring and I did pretty well," Hill said of the move.

Because of his size, Hill knows his technique will go a long way in helping him earn even more offers from FBS programs.

"I'm working on my defensive techniques and simple fundamentals, like staying low, using my hands, stuff like that, to better myself at that position since I'm so used to playing on the offensive line," Hill added. "I know once i get them down it will be second nature."

Hill enjoyed a great prep career at St. George's High School in Collierville, Tennessee and he had offers from schools across the country, but he chose to sign with Alabama and then he spent a season at Hargrave Military Academy before joining the Crimson Tide.

After a redshirt season in Tuscaloosa, Hill decided he needed a change so he headed to Gulf Coast to give himself another shot at finding the right place for himself.

"It just wasn't the right fit there at Alabama," Hill noted. "I just wasn't happy there and I liked the opportunity to come play for this staff because I feel they are the best coaching staff in JUCO and there are always big-time schools that come by to look at recruits."

Hill is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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