Jeremiah Young, Jordan Hill and Lloyd Hill all made the trip together from Steelton, Pa., to…
Hill of a Time at Penn State
Jordan Hill registered 89 tackles, 16 tackles for loss, nine sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries last season as he helped his Steelton-Highspire Steamroller teammates to a Pennsylvania Class A State Championship. The 6-foot-3, 260-pound defensive lineman went on a visit to see the state's most dominant football program this weekend and gave us his impressions from the visit. "I like it a lot at Penn State," Hill stated. "We started at about 11 a.m. and watched a highlight film of last years' season for a while. After that Coach (Mike) McQueary talked to us as a group for a while and then (Head Coach) Joe Paterno came up in front of us and just went off in a speech. He had so much energy when he spoke and talked to us about the entire Penn State experience. He just speaks with such passion when he talks about the program." "When Coach Paterno got done we went and saw the facilities, academic rooms, weight room and training room," Hill added. "I was really impressed with everything I saw, but the weight room definitely stood out because it was very big and very nice. Then we went into Beaver Stadium and sat in the press box where they fed us some ice cream and cookies that were really good. (I crave both now as I write this story having sampled them on campus.) Coach Larry Johnson spoke to me while he was up there and he really is the truth man. There is no lying in his words and he's the type of guy I really would love to play for. It was just a cool experience being up that high because when you look down at the stadium and imagine what it would be like filled it's a trip. The visit was just great." A few other schools have been upping their efforts with Hill lately. "West Virginia and Cincinnati really started showing some serious interest today and Boston College is pushing me really hard to get up on their campus and check things out." As a junior, Hill was named honorable mention All-State and All-Conference on both offense and defense. He carries a 3.7 core GPA.
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