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RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 21 weakside defensive end in the nation and the No. 17 prospect in the state by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 231 prospect in the country, the No. 4 weakside defensive end in the country and the No. 12 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 46 defensive end in the country and the No. 8 defensive end in the East by Scout … Ranked as the No. 30 defensive end in the country, the No. 39 player in his region and the No. 13 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation … Ranked as the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … South Hampton Roads’ No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2015 by The Virginian Pilot.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/5/2014 … A member of the 247Sports Top 247 … As a junior, helped lead Salem High to the Group 5A South Region championship game … Earned all-state and All-Tidewater honors as a junior after recording 23 sacks.

PERSONAL: Born Aug. 2, 1997, in Norfolk, VA … Son of Joseph and Marketa Hill … Has an older brother and two younger brothers … Major is undecided.

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “My great uncle was the first African-American to graduate from there [Charlie Yates, Class of 1958], so I have a family history with the school. It’s a great school. I know all about it from my uncle. He was an engineer, and he taught there for years [from 1979-83 and 1987-2000]. From a football aspect, I’m playing for a great coach in Coach [Frank] Beamer, who has been there for 28 years, and a bunch of coaches have been there 15-20 years. I know they’re family up there in Blacksburg. I know I’ll be in a stable environment. Also, playing for Coach [Bud] Foster, that’s playing for one of the best defenses, if not the best, in the country. They led the nation in sacks with smaller players, so that just shows that our coaches can coach. Just the overall atmosphere, that’s why I picked Virginia Tech.”

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