January 17, 2007

Junior Hill attracting national attention

Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep star athlete Will Hill recorded an astonishing 3,517 all-purpose yards as a junior, and college recruiters have taken notice in a major way. Almost certain to be a member of the Rivals100 next year, his head coach Rich Hansen took the time to discuss his talented pupil abilities and recruitment.

Making his presence heavily known on both sides of the ball, one of the hot topics for 2008 is where Hill can make the greatest impact at the collegiate level.

"That's the biggest question in the country I think. Or at least the biggest question that comes across my desk," said Hansen. "I don't know. I think his preference is to win. If he's given a choice to win and play defense, I think that's what his choice would be. But he'll do whatever. Obviously when you see him, he jumps off the film because of his offensive production, but he's a tremendous safety. Tremendous.

"I think the big thing is that he provides a lot of flexibility to whoever recruits him and gets him because he'll be able to play multiple positions. He plays wide receiver for us, slot, running back, safety, returns punts and kicks, and of course quarterback."

While Hill contributes in a number of ways on the offensive side of the ball for his high school team, Hansen feels that there is one position where he could best translate his abilities to the college game.

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