After three visits to the Ohio State University campus, Urban Meyer was finally successful in signing George Hill, the first high school recruit of the 2016 class.
Hill chose Ohio State over a number of top schools such as Michigan State, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Cincinnati. As a top five prospect, Hill was a hot commodity and Ohio State certainly worked hard to land the four star talent running back for the 2016 season.
Being an Ohio native, Hill openly expressed his desire to make a comfortable transition to the collegiate level saying, "Since I was like four years old, Ohio State has been my favorite."
George has displayed a versatility in the offensive backfield that can be used in a variety of ways. His size and build offer Ohio State the prospect of a positive contribution in his freshman season as a premier running back. When asked to compare himself to current players, Hill mentioned West Virginia's Tavon Austin and Oregon's De'Anthony Thomas, both of which were able to pick defenses apart last season.
The Hubbard Eagles of Ohio won their first 12 games of Hill's sophomore season and he ended the campaign with 1,175 yards on 100 carries. That's 11.8 yards a touch! Regardless of the stellar start, Hill's Hubbard Eagles lost the Division III regional championship game to their rival and eventual state champions Akron State-St. Mary.
Ohio State's recruiting has seen a wealth of top notch recruits for the next three freshman classes. The Buckeyes can rest assured in a treasure trove of young talent for next few years beginning with Hill's verbal agreement and continuing with Danny Clark, the Massillon quarterback already pledged for the 2017 season.
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