Dominick Hill

CB Dominick Hill (6-2 185, Jones High School, Orlando) announced his commitment to South Carolina via Twitter Thursday.

Hill had long ago named the Gamecocks the team to beat and said Will Muschamp and his staff were “still at the top” and “strengthened their position” after his last visit to campus, an official visit the first weekend in June. 

“Our relationship is genuine, me with South Carolina and Muschamp,” Hill said.  “I just like the coaches, TRob and Muschamp, they are just good coaches  It’s a rising university, they are on the come-up facility wise and player wise. I think it would be a good fit.”

While the University of Florida was not in contention for Hill, Muschamp’s connections to the state may have played a role in landing the rangy corner’s commitment. Hill’s high school coach is former Gators running back Elijah Williams. Williams played for Steve Spurrier at Florida, but is also close with Muschamp, Robinson and assistant strength and assistant conditioning coach Mark Campbell, all of whom had worked at Florida.

Hill had played wide receiver before Williams suggested a move to the defensive backfield. The adjustment has paid off on the field and college coaches took notice.

“He’s long and rangy, Williams said.  “He has an understanding of offensive schemes and concepts because he played offense.  He’s a long, big corner but can press and cover smaller receivers.  And he has great ball skills.  Anytime you can get a 6-2 corner that can run, that’s cream of the crop.” 

Last season Hill had 40 tackles and he broke up 10 passes. 

Hill also received scholarship offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Miami, North Carolina among others, before settling on his commitment to the Gamecocks.  He took an official visit to Missouri last weekend.  

Hill joins Fortune O’Donnell (Sumter) as defensive backs that have committed to South Carolina for the 2020 class.  And he’s the Gamecocks’ 14th commitment for the class.