Richard Davenport covers recruiting for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. He is the host of Recruiting Thursday, a weekly radio show that airs from 7 to 8 p.m. on 92.1 FM in Fayetteville; 93.7 FM in Little Rock; 95.3 FM in Fort Smith; 96.3 FM in Hot Springs; 104.3 FM in Harrison/Mountain Home; and 106.9 FM in Arkadelphia.
NLR's Hill visiting Hogs today
North Little Rock receiver KJ Hill will be making an unofficial visit to Arkansas today.
Hill, 6-0, 178, 4.42, of North Little Rock has scholarship offers from schools like Arkansas, Auburn, Alabama, Ohio State, Georgia, Penn State, Louisville, South Carolina and Notre Dame. He planned to visit the Hogs for Saturday’s spring game but he’ll be in California this weekend playing basketball for Team Penny.
He’ll learn more of the Razorback’s plans for him during today’s visit.
“They said they didn’t have anyone to throw it to last year and they need to get some playmakers and some winners,” Hill said. “They want me to come up there and they’re going to break it down to me and show how they can showcase me in the system and how they’re going to get me the ball and get it to the play makers.”
He said it’s likely Arkansas will get one of his five official visits. While taking his five allotted official visits appears to be his plan, Hill said he goes back and forth on whether he should make an early decision or not.
“I haven’t made my mind up,” Hill said. “Some days I say I’m going to wrap it up at the beginning of the season, then I say after the season I just don’t know. I kind of want to take my officials first and get a feel for the campus that I want and go from there.”
He stays busy trying to juggle football and basketball.
“I have offseason Monday, Wednesday and Friday,” Hill said. “Basketball on Tuesday and Thursday. Just having fun with it, last year of AAU.”
Hill had 63 receptions for 1,143 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior was named the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette’s offensive player of the year. He’s four-star recruit by ESPN and the No. 215 prospect in the nation.
“I just stay humble about it by just trying to be number one,” Hill said. “I see the number players, the number one receivers I just work to try and be number one and keep going up in the rankings.”