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Hill likes what he sees

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In April, after the Maroon and White game, Southlake (Texas) Carroll's Kenny Hill decided it was time to become an Aggie, choosing Texas A&M over the likes of Kansas State, Ole Miss, TCU, Missouri, and Texas Tech.
As the 2012 season has progressed, the Rivals250 signal caller has seen plenty he has liked from the Aggies.
"It's fun to watch the games," Hill said. "They've been playing great all year and they're really surprising people in the SEC. People thought they couldn't hang but I think they're doing great and they're showing everyone they can and that they belong in the SEC. It's been fun to watch."
Of course when he made his decision one big factor he sited was A&M's offense under the direction of head coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury.
"It's a fun offense to watch," he added. "Johnny has been doing great and getting better each week. The whole team is getting better each week. It's just fun to watch."
Saturday's Texas A&M win over then No. 1 ranked Crimson Tide definitely brought a smile to his face.
"I ran around my house. Once he got that pick I started running around my house screaming. I was excited."
Hill has been keeping in touch with Texas A&M coaches about once a week and continues to build on a strong relationship with the coaching staff.
Even with a strong relationship with the Texas A&M coaches and the Aggies on-field success, other programs have continued to stay in touch as they hope to sway his attention and eventually obtain his commitment.
"Missouri is, Washington State, and a couple of other schools," Hill said. "Missouri is like the main one."
Hill says he does not have any non-Texas A&M visits scheduled or in the planning stages at this point and described his commitment to the Aggies as solid. In fact right now the only thing on his mind is winning playoff games.
Southlake has already claimed the district 4-5A championship and has won nine straight since falling to Allen in their season opener. Hill has completed 139 of 210 passes for 2,288 yards, 20 TDs, and only 2 INTs, while averaging over 9 yards a carry and scoring 22 TDs on the ground.
Life is pretty good for Hill and his Southlake Carroll teammates as they look to keep the ball rolling and repeat as state champions.
"It's fun," Hill said. "We are excited to be here and honestly we're just looking forward to this playoff run and playing hard. It's always great to be in the playoffs. We're excited."
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