The Elite '15 welcomed a new member to the brotherhood today when four-star class of 2015 wide receiver and former Arkansas verbal pledge K.J. Hill announced he will play his college ball for Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes.
Once thought as a long shot for the Buckeyes, wide receiver coach Zach Smith and co-defensive coordinator Chris Ash, a former assistant at Arkansas, played a huge role in turning things in favor of OSU over the last few weeks.
A four-star prospect, the 6'0, 188-pound Hill is now the 26th member to join the Elite '15. Before choosing to continue his education and playing days for the Buckeyes, the U.S. Army All-American was considering Alabama, and was scheduled to give Arkansas one last look before National Signing Day.
According to the 247Sports Composite, Hill is the 17th-ranked wide out and 153rd-overall prospect in the 2015 class. Last season for North Little Rock High, K.J., a very solid route runner, hauled in 58 receptions for 1,023 yards and 11 touchdowns, while also rushing for 386 yards and seven more scores.
Our Christopher Jason broke down what makes Hill such a talented player:
Add K.J. Hill to the list of speedy playmakers in Coach Meyer's offense. Hill looks like a prototypical slot receiver, standing at 6'0, 188-pounds. He is a fluid, natural runner who possesses the awareness to find holes in zone defenses and run by defenders. Hill is a great route runner, who will do most of his damage from the slot. He has soft hands and great leaping ability which allows him to go up and high point the football in traffic. Hill uses his quickness to make plays after the catch and he will be a star in the screen/quick game.
See what K.J. Hill will add to the Buckeyes with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: