When Tyreek Hill was being recruited out of community college, he received a dozen offers from perennial Division I programs across the country.
Included on that list: Florida State.
Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher was ready to offer Hill a scholarship after he totaled 1,191 rushing and receiving yards and 11 touchdowns last season as a sophomore at Garden City Community College (Kansas).
Hill was recruited by FSU’s Tim Brewster, who is among the nation’s top recruiters, and even took an official visit to Tallahassee in July 2013.
“Tyreek is an outstanding player,” Fisher said during a teleconference Thursday. “He can play receiver, he can play running back, is a return guy and is very dynamic when he gets his hands on the ball. He can do great things.”
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy also spoke on Hill, and remarked at how humble he’s been, even after breaking several Big 12 track meet records this spring.
“It’s not always easy for a track (athlete) to make the adjustment to football,” Gundy said. “Up to this point, I’m very impressed with him as a person.”
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