January 13, 2010

Alfy solid to Tide

Four-star defensive end Alfy Hill out of Shallotte (NC) West Brunswick has been blowing away scouts and college coaches since his phenomenal junior season and as National Signing Day closes in, Hill continues to impress, most recently with his performance in the Under Armour All American Game.

"The Under Armour game was one of the best experiences of my life. I was able to really show my talents and prove myself against the best in the country, but one of the best things about the visit was that I was able to get to know a lot of my future teammates like Adrian Hubbard and DeMarcus Milliner," said Hill. "I already knew Phillip Sims. We had been tight a long time and I have been talking to him since before I committed. He was one of the guys that really helped convince me Alabama was the place I needed to be."

Getting to know fellow defensive end and Tide commit Adrian Hubbard, another top performer in the game, was also a highlight for Hill.

"Adrian is a real cool guy as well. We are both built sort of the same. He is taller and I am a little thicker, but we can both run real well and get after the quarterback. In the game, it was almost like you were getting a sneak preview of what we can do at Alabama."

The week got even better for Hill after the 6-foot-4, 222-pound future Tide star saw Alabama defeat Texas for the national championship.

"I knew Alabama was going to win against Texas. They have been playing with confidence all year, and it was just really their time to get it done," said Hill. "They were able to get over some adversity early when the fake punt didn't work and the offense was going backwards early. Once they got the running game going, Texas couldn't stop it.

"The defense is just my kind of defense. They attack you and come at you from all sorts of spots. Against Texas, they were sending pressure on every down and eventually you make something happen like they did when they forced the fumble at the end of the game."

When it comes to recruiting, Hill says the process has long been over for him and that he won't entertain the idea of getting involved with any other schools.

"I am not taking any other visits. I am solid to Alabama. I took my official already during the season, and right now I am just working out and getting ready to be in Tuscaloosa in the summer."

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