Hard work, determination and passion are all qualities that describe Alief Elsik running back and Texas commit Jeremy Hills. Hills committed to UT back in February and since then hasn’t turned to look back. He spent the majority of his summer working out with his brother and current Longhorn Tony Hills and it appears to have paid major dividends.
“I went to camp at UT and stayed up there with my brother this summer. We worked out together,” Jeremy Hills said. “That college workout is on another level. It’s been hard, but it’s paying off now. With two-a-days having started, we practice from about 3:00 to 8:30, and I still have energy after practice. Working out with my brother has benefited me in a major way.”
“I feel like I’m in the best shape of my life. I’ve added seven pounds of muscle over the summer. I’m up to about 190 now, and I haven’t lost a step. I’ve even gotten faster,” Hills added. “God is just pointing me in all the right directions. I’m just trying to take everything one day at a time, but I can’t wait for that first game, that first scrimmage. I’m just feeling really good right now.”
Hills has definitely made it a priority to play at the highest level during his senior season where he will suit up at both running back and corner back for Elsik. He played corner during middle school and in spots last year but most of his time was spent on offense. Despite a lack of experience at the position, one thing is for sure, Hills is excited about getting an opportunity to play both ways as a senior.
“I never like being on the sideline even when the defense is out there,” Hills said. “This year, I’m barely ever going to leave the field. I’m going to be out there all four quarters doing what I love.”
It’s that type of attitude that breeds success in the game of football. During UT’s mini-camp in June, Hills realized that he is not the only Longhorn commit with that mentality.
“I could really see myself hanging out with some of those guys over the next four years. The thing about it is that everybody is competitive. We all feel like we are the best and we want to play the best, and that brings nothing but positive results,” Hills said.