Stephen Hill, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound wide receiver from Lithonia (Ga.) Miller Grove, said Tuesday he has de-committed from Central Florida and has pledged to Georgia Tech.
Location and academics were two reasons he cited for the switch and Hill said even though the Yellow Jackets are in their first year of running the triple-option offense under coach Paul Johnson that he is confident he will get enough chances to make plays.
"For one, it was close to home and I was really looking forward to the academics, too," Hill said. "People say they don't throw the ball with the triple option but they throw the ball.
"(Johnson) was real cool, real laid back, straightforward with you. He said he really wants me to get my academic stuff together so I can be OK but that's fine anyway."
Rivals.com rates Hill, who lists a 4.4-second 40-yard dash time, as the No. 93 wide receiver in the 2009 class and the No. 60 prospect in the Georgia preseason top 100. After Hill committed to UCF in early August his recruitment heated up and he attended a Georgia Tech game in early October.
Georgia Tech assistant coach Brian Jean-Mary is handling Hill's recruitment and during his visit to campus, Hill and the coaching staff talked about how he would be involved in the passing game. The Georgia receiver also visited Boston College in mid-October and had a trip to UCF scheduled for last weekend.
Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi State were three other schools involved in his recruitment and Hill recently told Rivals.com that he plans to take an official visit to Georgia Tech in December.