Add Jeremy Hill to the list of SEC players heading to the NFL.
Hill has been one of the best backs in the SEC — his early season dual with Georgia’s Todd Gurley provided a lively topic for discussion on this blog in September — and has decided to leave LSU after his sophomore season.
— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) January 13, 2014
Hill changed his mind after initially it was thought he’d stay in school, but now he joins DTs Anthony Johnson and Ego Ferguson, and WRs Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham in the early draft list.
Even though Hill is a sophomore in eligibility, he graduated high school three years ago and sat out the 2011 football season while dealing with legal issues resulting from an alleged sexual assault on a 14-year-old girl earlier that year. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor. Hill also was arrested for punching a man outside a bar last April.
Hill led LSU with 755 yards and 12 TDs as a freshman in 2012 and with 1,423 yards and 16 TDs this year.
He will be considered one of the top RBs in a draft that includes Auburn’s Tre Mason, Baylor’s Lache Seastrunk, Washington’s Bishop Sankey, Florida State’s Devonta Freeman, UCF’s Storm Johnson, and don’t forget, Alabama State’s Isaiah Crowell, which I wrote about here.
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