4-Star OG Prospect Trey Hill Commits to Georgia over Auburn, FSU and More

Trey Hill, a 4-star guard from Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Georgia, committed to the Georgia Bulldogs on Monday.

Gerry Hamilton of ESPN.com reported the news, noting Hill chose Georgia over Florida State and Auburn “in a recruitment that trended toward the Tigers for much of the season until a late run by the Bulldogs.”

Hill is considered the No. 38 prospect in the class of 2018 and the No. 2 guard overall, according to 247Sports. At 6’3 ½” and 346 pounds, he’s a mountain of a man.

Hill’s size allows him to physically dominate the opposition at the point of attack, which helps him create rushing lanes accordingly. Mauler is an apt description, as he consistently drives opposing linemen off the line of scrimmage or into the ground.

The fact that Hill can also play tackle—and that he appears to have a nasty streak on the field—made him an appealing prospect for interested teams. Landing him was a huge boost for Georgia.

And Georgia keeps racking up the recruiting wins. The school’s 2017 recruiting class was ranked as the third-best in the nation, per 247Sports. In 2018, the Bulldogs are putting together another nice class.

The Bulldogs are trying to build on their SEC championship and College Football Playoff berth moving forward, and adding a bruising offensive lineman like Hill is a good start.

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Longhorns AD Chris Del Conte addresses possibility of bringing back Texas vs. Texas A&M rivalry

Perhaps one of the greatest travesties in all of college football is the fact that Texas and Texas A&M no longer battle on the gridiron.

The Longhorns announced Chris Del Conte as their new athletic director on Monday, and naturally, the question came up, according to a 247Sports report.

Will Del Conte work to return the Texas vs. Texas A&M rivalry? 

The new Texas AD apparently said he would look into it.

“I think we’ll look at that,” Del Conte reportedly said. “I don’t have any comment on that today, but I’ll say this. I listened to Coach Brown talk one time on what college athletics is about. It’s about rivalries.

“Rivalries in college athletics are so important. The water cooler conversations on Mondays are awesome. I love the Red River shootout, all that goes on with that OU-Texas game. It is fantastic. Those things are what galvanize. When we stayed in the Big 12, it’s because football and regional rivalries are so important to the community. I know that. I know that it’s important to everybody.”

Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher had this to say at his introductory press conference last week:

https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe teams last met each other in 2011, a game in which Texas won 27-25.

Hopefully we will all get to see them meet again someday.


Source: Saturday Down South

South Carolina lands commitment from class of 2019 offensive lineman Jaylen Nichols

South Carolina added a key piece to its 2019 recruiting class on Monday night.

Jaylen Nichols, an offensive lineman out of Myers Park High School in Charlotte, N.C., pledged his commitment to the Gamecocks and head coach Will Muschamp.

The Gamecocks now have three juniors committed for the next recruiting cycle, according to a report from The State.

Nichols, who is 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, is currently rated as a 3-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite. He has an offer from Indiana, as well, and has received some interest from North Carolina, Arkansas and Virginia Tech.

Nichols was offered by the Gamecocks in the summer after attending a camp in Columbia, the report pointed out. He apparently said offensive line coach Eric Wolford and head coach Will Muschamp made him feel “very comfortable.”

“I like the coaches because they are consistent, honest and straightforward,” Nichols said. “Coach Wolford said I need improvement, of course, but where I am now he sees a bright future.”

Nichols is expected to be an offensive tackle.

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