Future Gamecock enjoys O-D Bowl

While he didn't make the stat sheet in the actual game, Palmetto (Fla.) athlete Joseph Hills recently enjoyed a strong showing during practices for the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Hills, who is committed to South Carolina, sat down with and talked about his experience at the game and his commitment to the Gamecocks.
Hills, who will play wide receiver at South Carolina, gave his impression of the event, which featured many of the nation's top football prospects.
"This Offense-Defense Bowl has been real nice," he said. "It took me three and a half hours to get down to Fort Lauderdale from Tampa."
For the most part, Hills worked at tight end during the week, but got to split out at wide receiver some.
"They really worked me at tight end a whole lot more than wide receiver," he said. "But I just want to get on the field. It's pretty cool, I just want to play."
As for his recruitment, Hills reaffirmed that he is 100 percent with the Gamecocks, who he chose over Georgia and LSU.
"I'm not committing to anybody else," he said. "You may as well tell the other coaches to back off."
He enjoyed playing with future South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia, who like Hills is a Floridian, hailing from Tampa's Jefferson High.
"He threw me a couple of passes and we hooked up a couple of times (during one of the practice sessions)," he said.
Hills is a Rivals250 prospect and is the nation's No. 16 athlete.