When it comes to the state of Georgia, nothing helps a player’s stock more than a strong performance in the state playoffs. And that’s the story for Cedric Hill of Valdosta, Ga.
By scoring two touchdowns and having 135 yards receiving in the state semifinals in the Georgia Dome the little known tight end is suddenly having his phone ring off the hook.
“Miami just called me this week,” Hill, who is 6-foot-3 and 207 pounds, said. “Auburn has also called, so has Troy State, South Carolina and Louisville. For the most part I was just getting a few calls here and there from Troy State and Louisville, but I guess things have changed.”
Hill is still waiting his first scholarship offer, but at this point he’s still focused on helping his team win a state championship. Valdosta will battle Camden County in the Class 5A state championship this week.
“We scrimmaged them earlier this year and they beat us 14-0,” Hill said. “We were just learning a new offense then, so we weren’t really on track. I know they have a lot of fast guys, so we’re going to have to be physical and outsmart them, too.”
Just like it’s a smart move for college coaches to get on the Cedric Hill express.