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Hill looking to the future

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Demetrius Hill has become the kind of guy who eats his side dish before taking a single bite of the entre. His early commitment to Indiana and subsequent de-commitment turned him into this. After he and the Hoosiers went their separate ways, he completely turned off his recruitment. No visits, no conversations with reporters, no distractions. You know, one thing at a time and all that jazz.
For a few weeks, he was all about his Fort Scott Community College team. Now, with his season behind him, he's ready to talk about the future. But first he wants to address the past.
What led to the decision to break his pledge from Indiana? Hill's answer to that question isn't exactly direct. He doesn't offer many details, electing instead to keep things vague. In fact, his explanation only creates more questions.
"Things weren't as I thought they would be with Indiana," Hill said on Wednesday. "My head coach looked into some things there and wasn't too sure about some things. We had a talk about what was going on, and I wasn't too sure about that situation."
The past will remain murky while the future starts to form. As of now, the only thing Hill knows for sure as it relates to his recruitment is that he'll visit Kansas, which recently offered him a scholarship, on Nov. 17. He'll be part of a trio of Fort Scott players when he does so.
"That trip is with (defensive back) Kevin Short and (linebacker) Marceice Jackson." Hill said. "We are all going to KU together for that visit."
Despite playing juco football in the same state, Hill's knowledge of the Kansas program is limited. That said, he seems to like what he knows.
"I know enough to know they are changing the program around up there," Hill said. "They have a couple coaches that have caught my eye and that I like. They have guys that can mentor me and get me to the next level."
In addition to his budding relationship with Kansas, Hill recently pulled in an offer from Toledo. Cincinnati and West Virginia have also gotten involved in his recruitment. He plans to take all five official visits allotted to him.
"I don't have a favorite school at all," Hill said. "I just got out of my football season last week. I didn't want to take any visits at all while I was playing football. Now that it's over, I'll worry about taking all my visits. I most definitely want to take all five."
Hill claims offers from Oklahoma State, Memphis, Mississippi State and Illinois in addition to the ones from Toledo, Kansas and Indiana. He will graduate from for Scott in May.
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