Texas’ first junior day of the year was a resounding success. The commitment total is now up to 12 just one week after the event. Alief Elsik’s Jeremy Hills’ plan was to take the recruiting process slow and look at all the options, but Texas made a big enough impression to obtain a solid verbal commitment from the standout running back.
“Well going into junior day, you were right on point. Me and my Mom were going to wait until this time next year to make a decision somewhere around December, January or February. After junior day, when you get to that place and it feels like home, you know that is the right place for you,” Jeremy Hills said.
“I went into Coach Mack Brown’s office with my Mom, my two cousins, Coach Giles and Coach Rucker. We talked for about an hour,” Hills said. After the meeting, I talked to my Mom and we prayed about it. We thought it was the best decision and now I am a Texas Longhorn.”
“It is by far the best and biggest decision I have made in my short 17 years. I can’t wait to get down there and start working,” Jeremy Hills said.
Hills was recruiting by Running Backs Coach Ken Rucker and Defensive Ends Coach Oscar Giles. He has developed a great relationship with both coaches.
“I deal with both of those coaches. I have a strong bond with Coach Rucker. I’m a Christian and he is a Christian coach. We have a lot to talk about off the football field. It just makes football that much easier,” Hills said.
Hills chose Texas over several Big 12 programs including Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas A&M.
“I had offers from Baylor, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. I committed before I could get any more offers. I was getting looked at by LSU, Miami and Florida, but I became and Texas Longhorn and I’m not looking back,” Hills said.
Hills is very solid in everything that he does so it’s no surprise that he will remain solid with the Longhorns.
“You can write this down or quote me or whatever. Jeremy Hills won’t be one of the one’s making a surprise commitment and putting on the hat of another school. I’m a Texas Longhorn. I’m just waiting on signing day,” Hills said.
Hills talked with Mack Brown about how he will be used in the Texas offense in the future.
“We talked briefly about that. I asked him that exact question and the words that came out of Coach Brown’s mouth were ‘Primary running back,’” Hills said.
Hills also said that he could be used in a similar fashion to the way that USC used Reggie Bush.
“They might split me out from time to time like a Reggie Bush. You know that when Reggie got lined up against a linebacker he won that battle most of the time,” Hills said.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Hills rushed for 1,328 yards and 15 touchdowns during his junior season and was ranked no. 17 on the pre-evaluation Texas Top 100.
Hills is a class act on and off the football field. He is a very humble person and is very thankful for the opportunity he has been given. You can’t help but root for Jeremy Hills.