Sunday, January 13, 2013
A&M QB commit firm, hears from others
By Sam Khan Jr.
Southlake (Texas) Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill has played in Cowboys Stadium before, but on Jan. 4 the Texas A&M commitment got the chance to be a spectator, watching the Aggies crush Oklahoma 41-13 in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.
It was a positive, and according to Hill, expected experience by the Aggies, who closed out an 11-2 season, their first as a member of the Southeastern Conference.
"I knew it was going to happen," Hill said. "They played great. They just outplayed them."
Texas A&M quarterback commit Kenny Hill is still happy with his choice.
The three-star signal caller, who is ranked 21st nationally among dual-threat quarterbacks, said it was a "fun atmosphere" and noticed that the Aggies had more fans in the stands than the Sooners did. While the game's result didn't surprise him, Texas A&M's overall first-year success in the SEC did.
"I had them winning a bunch of games," Hill said. "Looking at the schedule, the only ones I didn't think they were going to win were Alabama and LSU. Then I saw a couple of games that I thought could go either way. I think they definitely outplayed what people thought they would be. But I thought they played phenomenal."
Since the departure of former Texas A&M offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury, who is now the head coach at Texas Tech, some have wondered about Hill's commitment status.
"I still feel good," Hill said. "I'm still committed, so that's where I'm at."
He is still hearing from other schools. One he mentioned in particular is Kansas State. Hill said he's unsure if he's going to take official visits to anywhere besides Texas A&M, but if he were to do so, Kansas State would be a place he would consider.
"It's an offense that would fit me," Hill said. "They're a good team. That's about it."
His official visit to Texas A&M is scheduled for Jan. 25. True freshman receiver Sabian Holmes, a Southlake Carroll product and former teammate of Hill's, will host him.
"I'm very excited," Hill said of the visit. "I'm going to be staying with Sabian, so I know that's going to be fun."
What would it take for another school to pull Hill away from the Aggies?
"Kind of a lot," he said.
For now, Hill is focusing on his other passion, baseball. He's a dual-sport star who excels on the diamond and recently began practice for the 2013 season with his Southlake Carroll teammates.
"I'm pretty pumped," Hill said. "Whatever season it is, that's the sport I like more."