Archive for Thursday, August 16, 2007

Air Force latest to bid for Hill

August 16, 2007

The first football game of the season is two weeks away, but the buzz already is building around Lansing High senior running back Chris Hill.

Hill, a 5-foot-10, 193-pounder, received his second NCAA Division I scholarship offer on Thursday, Aug. 9, via a phone call from Air Force Academy head coach Troy Calhoun.

Hill's first offer came from the United States Military Academy at West Point on July 19.

Air Force posted a 4-8 record last season against a schedule that included traditional national powers Notre Dame and Tennessee. The Falcons will play Notre Dame again this season. That game will be played on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Ind., but Hill plans to be in attendance at another Air Force game this season in Colorado Springs. Colo.

"They want me to come down to see a game," Hill said. "I'm going to take an official visit during one of their games so I can see the campus and meet all of the coaches."

In addition to Army and Air Force, Hill has had numerous talks with the coaches at Louisville and Utah. He attended the Louisville camp this summer where he caught the eye of the coaches.

"They called me two weeks ago and we've been talking a lot since," Hill said, noting that the Cardinals' coaches wanted to see game film from this season before making an offer.

Hill said he doesn't have a favorite school at this point, and he said he isn't in a hurry to make a college choice.

"I'm going to wait until after the season before I start ranking schools and make a decision," he said. "Right now I'm still looking at everybody."

LHS began two-a-day workouts Monday morning, and Hill said he and his teammates are excited to be back on the field.

"It's great to be out there right now," he said. 'Everybody's in sync, and everybody's going hard when it's their turn."

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