Just over a week ago, four-star wide receiver/defensive back Tommi Hill picked up an offer from Tennessee. Now, the Vols are one of the top teams in his recruitment moving forward.
Last week, Hill tweeted out that he got a scholarship offer from the Vols, tagging Tennessee wide receivers coach Tee Martin in his tweet.
— T o m m i H i l l ??♂️ (@hilltommi13) February 17, 2020
This week, Hill put out a graphic detailing his top 10 teams in his recruitment, and the Vols made the cut. Hill included Tennessee along with Ohio State, Florida, Auburn, Penn State, Florida State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, West Virginia, and Arizona State.
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— T o m m i H i l l ??♂️ (@hilltommi13) February 25, 2020
According to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Hill is the No. 297 overall prospect and No. 52 wide receiver in the 2021 class. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound athlete plays for Edgewater High School in Orlando, Florida and holds over two dozen scholarship offers. But as of now, the 10 schools he tweeted out will receive the bulk of his attention.
Hill plays mostly as a receiver for Edgewater, but he also plays on defense as a cornerback. He’s excelled at both, however, and he especially impressed against St. Thomas Aquinas in the state championship game, hauling in eight receptions for 102 yards and a touchdown in Edgewater’s 28-23 loss. Academically, Hill is also a standout.
Though he’s more polished as a wideout, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Tennessee pursuing Hill as a defensive back. He has a lot of raw skills there, and he’s a true ball hawk with really good awareness. He breaks on the ball well and is also a hard hitter. On offense, Hill shows off his speed and football IQ in a number of ways. He can blow by defenders and has the ability to run several different routes. He’s shifty, can leap high in the air, and has the perfect frame for a wide receiver.
As a junior for Edgewater, Hill caught 45 passes for 856 yards and nine scores on offense and totaled 15 tackles, a tackle for loss, four interceptions, and six passes defended on defense according to MaxPreps.
Tennessee needs help at both wide receiver and cornerback in the 2021 cycle, and Hill could help at either of those spots. The Vols currently have five commits in their 2021 class, with four-star wide receiver Jordan Mosley headlining the group. The Vols also have three-star cornerback Jay Jones committed to them.