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2014 prospect intro: RB Jonathan Hilliman

8/8/2012

Name: Jonathan Hilliman

Position: Running back

Height/weight: 6-foot/207 pounds

What are your strengths at running back? “Breaking tackles, getting downhill fast and having breakaway speed.”

What do you need to improve on? “Pass blocking and selling play-action.”

Current top list: “I'm interested in any school that’s interested in me.”

Favorite school growing up: USC

Decision timeline: “After the state championship my senior year.”

Visits taken: N/A

Visits planned (or planning): “Rutgers, Boston College. I’m going to focus during my season, but I’ll take visits during the school year.”

What offense fits you best: “Pro-style.”

Top aspects you’re looking for in a program: “Education, the support system, coaching staff, the offense, atmosphere, the recruits they have. Winning is important.”

What makes you an FBS level prospect? “My GPA, I did really well freshman and sophomore year. Some people say my size, that I’m college-ready.”

What Olympic event would you excel at? “Definitely track.”

Who’s your favorite Olympian? LeBron James

Female athlete crush: Skylar Diggins

Sports hero: Walter Payton

Favorite dance move: “I don’t dance.”

Favorite person to follow on Twitter: “Tre Bell, my teammate.”

Twitter username: @Mr_JHilliman

Who is the funniest coach you’ve spoken to? “Coach [Bill] McGovern from Boston College. He says ‘dynamite’ at the most random times.”

Most intimidating coach: “Coach [Chip] Kelly from Oregon. I was a little nervous to talk to him.”

What prospect other than yourself has been most impressive? [Running back] Jamauri Bogan from Union High School. How fast he is and winning the Gatorade player of the year as a sophomore is impressive.”