Defensive end Will Hill out of Williamsburg (Va.) Lafayette took his first official visit this past weekend. The 6-foot-4, 260-pounder made his way to Knoxville for the Volunteers game against Florida.
"It went well even though they lost," Hill said. "I got to hang out with some of the players and coaches. I toured the campus and talked to the academic advisors. I ate pretty well too.
"They gave us a good presentation and everything was set up well. It was a pretty good visit."
Hill got to Tennessee on Saturday morning. What did he think about the game?
"It was really live," he said. "It's cool, I could see myself playing in it. They have a couple of ends graduating including Robert Ayers."
On the trip, Hill was hosted by defensive end Ben Martin.
"He was pretty cool, the whole team was a good group of guys," he said. "They are real athletic. I like how the schemes are set up. You get into a two-point stance, drop back and rush. I thought the defensive guys played a heck of a game."
Of course, the three-star prospect talked with the coaches as well.
"It was a good experience," he said. "My head recruiter, Coach Scott was really good. He talked to my dad and they hit it off pretty well. I talked to Coach Brooks and Coach Caldwell. I talked to just about every coach. They basically said the need they have for defensive linemen and I'm a guy they'd love to have not only on the field but off.
"I also spent time with Coach Fulmer. That was good. He sat me down to talk about what I'm looking for in a school and more about things after football and what I can get if I come there."
The No. 24 prospect in Virginia plans to take more visits, but has nothing scheduled at this time.
He does intend to visit Connecticut, Tennessee, South Carolina, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia in the future.