Nick Hill Pulls Trigger For Michigan State

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Posted Jun 30, 2009


"They been showing me a lot of attention for about a year and a half now. (They're) telling me what they want to see from me, they're a top academic program, they're a program on the uptick the past few years, plus Coach Dantonio is a great guy and (so is) Coach Enos who is recruiting me." --the newest MSU Spartan, Chelsea running back Nick Hill.

CHELSEA - Nick Hill spoke exclusively to GoSpartans.net a week ago and told us about his MSU offer and how it gave him the confidence that he is the top back in the state. Now Hill will get a chance to prove that his game translates to the next level after committing to Michigan State.

Hill told GSN's Sean Scherer that he indeed has become the 7th commitment for the Spartans and the first running back in the class. It is believed that Michigan State would only take one back and with Ft. Wayne star Rod Smith and Livonia Stevenson star Austin White both solidly in the mix, Hill jumped at the chance to be a Spartan.

"They sit highly at the top of my list," said Hill right after he had been offered by the Spartans. "They been showing me a lot of attention for about a year and a half now. (They're) telling me what they want to see from me, they're a top academic program, they're a program on the uptick the past few years, plus Coach Dantonio is a great guy and (so is) Coach Enos who is recruiting me."

Despite his size (5-foot-7, 185-pounds) Hill packs a big punch. GoSpartans.net was there as Hill pounded the Inkster line in a driving rain, sleet and ice storm to nearly pull the upset in a playoff game at Romulus.

He finished the season with 2,290 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns. He bench presses 330 pounds, can squat 580 and has a 35-inch vertical leap. Hill has gone over two years without a fumble and his ability to secure the ball makes him a coaches favorite. His breakaway 4.4 speed also makes him a tough catch when he gets past the line of scrimmage.

Watch highlights of Hill below


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