First offer in for Florida QB

South Recruiting Manager
Posted May 12, 2011
Chad Simmons

E.J. Hilliard has been patiently waiting for his first offer to come in and he received it on Wednesday.

"Florida International offered me and it felt great to get my first offer," said E.J. Hilliard. "I have been very patient, waiting for this, and letting everything play out."

FIU is a school Hilliard knows a good bit about.

"My close friend Anthony Gaitor played for them, so I used to go to almost all of their home games. Four players from Northwestern are going there too, so I have been around their campus a lot."

The 6-foot-2, 170 pound quarterback out of Miami (FL) Northwestern has interest in the school that offered him first and he had good things to say about the coach that is recruiting him.

"I really like how Coach Ponce is on top of the players that he recruits. I like how straight forward he is and how he recruits kids from the inner city schools. He likes kids that have a chip on their shoulder and that have something to prove."

Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Texas A&M, and USC are some schools that Hilliard said he is currently hearing from.

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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