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Texas A&M gained a significant boost
to its 2023 recruiting class Saturday when it received a commitment from
5-star linebacker Anthony Hill Jr.
The Athletic reported the defensive
standout selected the Aggies over Alabama, Miami, Oklahoma and USC.
Hill is rated as the No. 15 overall
player and the top-ranked linebacker in the 2023 class, according to
247Sports’ composite rankings. He’s also the second-best prospect
from the football-rich state of Texas.
The 6’2″, 225-pound Ryan High School standout
has also played running back in addition to his time leading the
Ryan head coach Dave Henigan praised
Hill’s impact in September, per Steve Gamel of the Denton
“He’s definitely a catalyst. He’s a
phenom,” Henigan said. “He’s in even more of a leadership role
than he was a year ago, and he was making plays back then. He’s
freakishly talented, but he’s also a good kid and a hard worker. He’s
coachable, and you know he’ll get better. He’s just special.”
Hill has the size and physical tools to
become a high-impact, sideline-to-sideline linebacker at the college
level. He’s a reliable tackler and has also shown improvement in pass
coverage, showing playmaking tendencies that could make him a force.
He possesses NFL upside if
his development continues on its trajectory throughout his
Hill has shown enough in high school to
believe he could make an immediate impact at the next level, but
it’ll likely take some time before his role as a freshman at Texas
A&M is determined.
He’ll eventually get his chance to
shine for the Aggies, even if it doesn’t happen right away. His
arrival is a major in-state win on the recruiting trail for Jimbo Fisher and