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I was out at the Scout.com Southeast Select Combine today at Tupelo High School. A good 120 players were there (would’ve been more if not for the weather), including Mississippi State commit Brandon Hill, a rising senior wide receiver from West Lowndes. A very well-spoken, sharp kid.
Hill (6-foot-3, 206 pounds), who raised some eyebrows with a broad jump of 10 feet, 2 inches, committed to State this past winter. He expects he’ll be a good fit in Dan Mullen‘s spread offense, a version of which West Lowndes runs.
“I like Coach Mullen’s ideas on where he’s going, since I’m an upcoming receiver, I like the idea of the Bulldogs having a spread offense,” he said. “And plus, it’s very close (to home), and I have a strong home environment in that area. I had a lot of support with going in that direction.”
Hill has been on the varsity squad since eighth grade and played receiver since his freshman season. Given MSU’s major shortage of receivers, Hill hopes to make a relatively quick impact.
He’s already gotten to know some of the current and future players, in particular quarterback Tyler Russell, a 2009 signee. Hill attended most of MSU’s spring practices.
“I’m pretty sure I’ll be very prepared, because we have a great coaching staff,” Hill said. “Plus, I have someone that can train me in that aspect, and plus I’ve got independent motivation. I’m pretty sure I should be pretty decent in that offense.”
Hill also has been offered by Arkansas and expects Southern Miss to offer soon. Arkansas and Ole Miss are also on him. There’s a very interesting backstory on Hill, which I’ll have to write about soon.