Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill, the reigning Gatorade Texas High School Football Player of the Year and AP Class 5A Offensive Player of the Year, has given himself a deadline to choose which school he will sign with before National Signing Day on Feb. 6.
"I'm not really sure where yet. I'm going to sit down, talk to my parents, get their advice and then ultimately make my final decision," said Hill, who is deciding between Texas A&M, Baylor and Kansas State. "I'll know by the middle of this week where I'm going. I think it's just going to be one of those gut-feeling type of things."
After originally committing to Texas A&M last April, Hill reopened his recruitment in December. Redshirt freshman Johnny Manziel's Heisman Trophy season, coupled with the departure of offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury to Texas Tech, caused Hill to reevaluate his options.
Since then, Hill visited Baylor, Kansas State and Texas A&M in consecutive weeks culminating with his official visit to College Station this past weekend.
The 6-foot-1, 205 pound dual-threat quarterback amassed 4,803 yards and 60 touchdowns in 2012, a year after leading the Dragons to their UIL record-tying eighth state title. Two of his best friends from the championship team are Will Davis, a linebacker at Kansas State, and Sabian Holmes, a receiver at Texas A&M.
"That's not really a deciding factor. It's cool that they're there, but it's not really going to change my decision," Hill said.
Hill, whose father Ken was a former major league All-Star who pitched for 14 years, is also an outstanding baseball player who batted .330 and drove in 29 runs for a Dragons squad that reached the regional finals a season ago.
The younger Hill said he met with all three baseball coaching staffs and plans on playing both sports at the next level.
"That's a big deal. I've always loved baseball and it was always my favorite sport because my dad played it and I was always around it," Hill said. "They're all good and I like the coaches from all three places, so it's pretty much coming down to where I feel the most comfortable."
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