Tall athletic receivers who know what to do with the football once they catch the ball are always in vogue and that is one reason why D-I schools have had their eye on this Inland Empire wide receiver ever since his sophomore season.
The player in question is Austin Hill (6-4, 200, 4.5) from Corona (Calif.) Rossevelt.
Hill earned first-team all-league as a junior in the very tough Big VIII conference after accounting for 34 receptions for 625 yards and seven touchdowns while averaging 18.4 yards per catch.
As a sophomore, Hill was an all-county honorable mention selection after catching 39 passes for 698 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 18.0 yards per catch. He also played some spot duty at safety.
Hill has official offers on the table from UNLV and Nevada with offers pending from Oregon and Colorado State. The Rams could have their offer writing sometime this week.
Roosevelt head coach, Bill Stacy, has received phone calls of interest from Arizona, Arizona State, UCLA and USC. He has received mail from Michigan, Northwestern, Colorado, and Washington State.
Fresno State head coach Pat Hill and their former offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, who has since taken the offensive coordinator's job at Washington, so it won't be surprising if the Huskies get involved with Hill.
"Austin is very smooth and plays the ball very well in the air," Stacy said. "He has very deceptive speed and is very dangerous after the catch. He reminds some of Marcus Allen in the open field when he has the ball in his hands."
Hill has excellent strength has his outstanding 275-pound power clean indicates. His current bench is 240 and he squats 375.
A solid all-around athlete, Hill also participates in basketball and track. He took league in the 300 low hurdles as a sophomore.
Hill also has great football bloodlines, his dad is former all-pro tight end, David Hill who played for the Detroit Lions and the Los Angeles Rams.
Hill is an outstanding student who carries a 3.3 GPA.