Sandy Creek High School football coach Chip Walker has a message for Ole Miss fans wondering about the SEC team’s new recruit, Mike Hilton.
The 5-foot-9, 180-pounder committed to Ole Miss over Kentucky, Mississippi State and Cincinnati on Monday night. He will play running back for the Rebels.
“One thing I would tell Ole Miss fans is that he is very physical; don’t like his size fool you because he plays much bigger than he is,” Walker told the AJC. “He is a phenomenal football player. He’s the best we’ve had around Sandy Creek since Kedric Golston [defensive end with the NFL's Washington Redskins], and he has been in the league for six years.”
Hilton has been a steady contributor at Sandy Creek, which has won back-to-back state championships. As a freshman, Hilton blocked a punt, picked it the loose ball, and ran it for a touchdown in the region championship game. As a sophomore, he started 15 games at linebacker. As a junior, he played safety and broke the school record for interceptions, while also averaging nearly 10 yards per carry as a backup tailback. This year, Hilton will be the featured tailback at Sandy Creek.
“He is somebody that can do anything,” Walker said. “He doesn’t do anything but make plays. It doesn’t matter what position you put him at, he’s going to make plays.”
Sandy Creek, which is aiming for its third straight state title, has four players committed to FBS schools: DE Quinteze Williams (Florida), WR JaQuay Williams (Auburn), and OL Will Adams (Georgia Tech).
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