December 9, 2009

Hill enjoys snow on official visit to CSU

Despite being from sunny southern California, the snow and temperature near zero degrees in Fort Collins didn't have a negative effect on Corona (CA) Elanor Roosevelt wide receiver Austin Hill. In fact, he liked the weather.

Hill took his official visit to Colorado State last weekend and with snow being a stranger to the Los Angeles area, Hill welcomed it with open arms.

"It was cold, but I like the snow," Hill said. "It didn't really bother me. It was cold at times, but it wasn't really windy-it's really windy where I'm from."

Hill said it was overall a great trip to Fort Collins and was very impressed with all of the construction going on around campus whether it was residence halls or rec center expansions. The new dorms that aren't quite finished on Pitkin Street were buildings Hill wanted to check out, but didn't get the opportunity.

But while Hill found current construction intriguing, even more so did the completed Indoor Practice Facility and academic centers.

"I got to check out the new weight rooms and education centers … It was really cool, I liked it. They were doing a lot of construction."

At 6-foot-3, 192 pounds, Hill feels like he will be valuable to a college team due to his ability to go up for a pass with his vertical of 34 inches. And universities across the western United State are taking note. Hill currently holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Nebraska, Nevada, Northwestern, UNLV and Utah.

He has currently taken three of his official visits so far, those being to Arizona, Nebraska and CSU. While former Elanor Roosevelt cornerback Immanuel Mitchell was Hill's host in Fort Collins, it's Mitchell's younger brother, Josh, who he's closest with.

Still, though Josh Mitchell committed to Nebraska, that doesn't necessarily change Hill's feelings on where he will play college ball

"Me and Josh are like brother, he's probably my best friend," the three-star wide out said. "But I'm going to go to the place that's best for me. I know Josh and I did talk about going to the same school, but it's still my decision to make about where I want to go and where's the best place for me to live."

Hill plans on taking his next official visit to Northwestern later this week.

Right now, the California wide receiver says all schools on his list are at the same level, mainly because he hasn't had the chance to talk with his family about what's best for him. After he takes all of his visits, then he'll rank schools-most likely over winter break.

Hill added that he would be the most comfortable in a spread offense since he has played in one his entire life.

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