Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Crimson Tide, Tar Heels get Hill's decision today

All-American defensive lineman Alfy Hill of Shallotte's West Brunswick High will announce his college commitment today at a 10 a.m. press conference in the school cafeteria.

He has said for weeks that he will choose between Alabama and North Carolina.

If all--and we mean all--the rumors are right, we expect the 6-foot-4, 245-pound Hill to pick the Crimson Tide.

And there have been all kinds of rumors; the Alabama message boards (how many of those are there, anyway) have been screaming about Hill's supposed "silent commitment" to Tuscaloosa.

Hill reportedly has a great relationship with former Carolina Panthers D-line coach Sal Sunseri, which--if true and if it happens--helped his decision along.

Several posters who are supposedly in the know have said one of the deciding factors was that UNC needed Hill to do more classwork before the school could admit him, while Alabama just said, "come on down."

Imagine that.

Of course, that may not be true. And nothing about this is sealed until Hill says it is, at 10.

Stay tuned.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

sour grapes and nice rumor. it is so hard to get into nc on an athletic scholarship because their admission standards are sooo different. do your homework before you post rumors, you hack

Anonymous said...

Hill to Alabama...
From everything I hear, this one came down to academics. There was a fourth math needed in order to admit Hill to UNC, or any UNC system school. Hill could have nabbed it this year, but opted not to. That explains how he was close to a commitment and changed his mind after learning he was already qualified for UA.

Anonymous said...

LOL.... come on and be a good sport! You're making stuff up. IF he wanted to go to UNC they would have taken him in a heartbeat and you know it. Grow up and stop with the sour grapes!

MichaelProcton said...

Well, this "rumor" is now official. Hill's committed to Alabama. And please, Tar Babies, don't whine about academic standards when there's a school that doesn't drop its own for athletes just a few miles down the road.