Defensive end Alfy Hill of Shallotte West Brunswick High is nearing a decision, and the only schools left in the hunt for the No.4 player on the Observer’s Top 25 N.C. Prospects list are Alabama and North Carolina.
Hill is expected to announce his decision by the time school starts, on Aug. 25.
And there is considerable irony here; Hill’s primary recruiter for the Tide is assistant head coach Sal Sunseri, who last year was the defensive line coach for the NFL Carolina Panthers.
Alabama’s status has improved dramatically in recent weeks, ever since Hill took a visit to Tuscaloosa. Prior to that, he had almost committed to North Carolina.
Now he says the schools are even. We’ll see who lands him soon.
The Tar Heels desperately need to get the commitment of the 6-foot-4, 235-pound Hill, who has been trimming down to play middle linebacker for West Brunswick this season but still projects as a DE in college. North Carolina has already lost the top two players in the state, with No.1 DE Gabe King planning to leave N.C. for college and No.2 Robert Crisp committed to rival N.C. State.
The Tar Heels have yet to receive a commitment from any of the state’s top ten players. Their quest for bigtime out-of-state talent hasn’t been as successful as they might have hoped.
The commitment of Hill would ease that pain considerably.
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