Running back/strong safety Bryan Hilliard (6-0, 210, 4.6) from Elk Grove (Calif.) Laguna Creek was one of those players who with a strong senior season would see his stock grow. Look for an upward trend with his stock in the very near future.
After two games, Hilliard leads his league in rushing and is second in his exaction with 465 yards and three touchdowns.
"Brian is doing a great job running the football for us," Laguna Creek recruiting coordinator Ryan Gomes said. "He is carrying guys down the field. His yards after first contact are huge."
"Brian is punishing defenders with his combination of size and speed," Gomes said. "It is exactly his size/speed combo that is allowing him to get all those extra yards after contact."
Hilliard has also been stellar on defense.
"Brian is making a ton of plays in our 60 package," Gomes said. "He flies to the football and he's carrying 210-pounds, so he's pretty physical.
"Brian is also quick and fast enough to play in space and that makes him a valuable asset."
"Recruiting is picking up for Brian," Gomes said. "UNLV will be here today to check him out."
"Nevada, Fresno State, Cal, Washington, Arizona, and plenty of others are recruiting Brian now," Gomes said. "He's getting plenty of phone calls."
"Brian's only official offer is from Nevada," Gomes said. "But a lot more are showing and expressing interest so we are expecting a lot more offers in the very near future."
As a junior, Hilliard was an all-league selection after playing in only seven games due to an injury and sharing touches with Cal bound Jeremy Ross.
Hilliard rushed for 585 yards and scored six touchdowns in his seven games while racking up 39 tackles from his safety position.