Another one of the Golden State's best who is in Texas for the US Army All-American Bowl is four-star defensive tackle Derrick Hill (6-1, 278, 5.1) from Oakland (Calif.) McClymonds.
Hill also participated in the Cal/Florida Bowl last Saturday in the mud. Rivals.com was able to catch up his high school coach Alonzo Carter to get the his talented player for the game before he heads to Texas for the game.
"Derrick is in Texas right now getting ready for the All-American game," Carter said. "He was disappointed losing to Florida in the mud on Saturday."
"I talked to Derrick the night before and he and his teammates were fired up," Carter said. "They wanted to win."
"Derrick's recruitment will come to an end on Saturday," Carter said. "He is going to make his announcement during the game."
"Derrick's top three are Cal, USC and Arizona," Carter said. "One of those three teams will get the nod."
Whoever lands Hill is going to get a great player at a position that is always hard to fill at defensive tackle.
Hill made life miserable earlier in the year when McClymonds played Los Angeles (Calif.) Crenshaw.
Crenshaw's offensive coordinator Eric Scott was very impressed by Hill.
"That guy is a load," Scott said. "He can play for me anytime."
"Hill is a beast," Scott said. "He will be a difference maker on the next level."