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Hill open to all options

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Austin Hill doesn't have any offers from schools in his home state of California, but that's perfectly fine with him.
The Corona (Calif.) Eleanor Roosevelt wide receiver has drawn interest and offers from a wide range of out-of-state schools, and he's more than willing to move away from home if it means a chance to play on Saturdays.
"I'm open to going anywhere," Hill said. "I'm just looking for a school that can really throw the ball."
The 6-foot-3, 192-pound wide out is up to eight offers thus far, with his most recent one coming from Northwestern.
"I've been talking to them the most," Hill said. "They're really good, they have a really good educational school, my mom's high on that. I've been talking to coach Jerry Brown, their defensive backs coach."
Hill also has tenders from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Utah, Nevada and UNLV. Of those schools, he said he's been spoken extensively with Arizona and Colorado.
"I've been talking to Arizona a lot more than Arizona State," Hill said. "Their style of offense is good and the school is really nice, too. That's probably going to be one of the schools I visit.
"Colorado's coaches are telling me that they don't have a lot of height, so I'd have a better opportunity of going there and getting to play. Also, the weather up there is really nice."
Hill said he's keeping his options open at this point and has no favorites. One school he would like to hear more from is Oregon.
"I don't really talk to Oregon that much," Hill said. "One of their scouts came out to watch me practice the other day, but they haven't offered. They told me they've used all their junior offers this year, but they're still really interested and they want to keep in contact and keep coming to see me.
Hill has heard from a few schools in California already, and he's interested in talking to coaches from nearby UCLA.
"UCLA's looking at me, but they're not into the early offer deal," he said. "They don't do that."
The three-star rated receiver said he doesn't currently have any plans for summer camps, but he's already begun to think about where he wants to take visits.
"For now, I'd probably take mine to Arizona, Colorado, Colorado State, Northwestern and either UNLV or Utah," Hill said. "Some of the in-state schools, I don't know. It doesn't really matter to me."
Though Hill, and fellow junior wide receiver Tyler Slavin, are good friends, he said the two haven't been working together to find a college that both can attend.
"We haven't talked about it that much," Hill said. "I don't know, we might go to the same school but I don't think it'll make a difference if we don't. He's talking to basically the same schools, though."
Hill said his best attributes as a receiver are his route running and his ability to find holes in the defense. He thinks his skills might be best utilized in a pass-happy spread offense.
"I'd probably want to play in a spread-type offense," Hill said. "Since I'm a receiver, I don't want to just be blocking all the time. I'm looking for good coaching and players with good personalities. The school is a big thing to me. Facilities are OK, but the school's environment is really big for me."
Hill plans to take as much time as is necessary to make a selection and said he likely won't decide until after his senior season and may wait until Signing Day.
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