Clemson giving 4-star Matthew Hill a lot to think about
Matthew Hill has been committed to Auburn for several months. However, the four-star prospect from Snellville (Ga.) Brookwood did not sign with the SEC’s Tigers during the early signing period in late December.
Hill decided to delay signing until Feb. 7, and that was a positive development for the ACC’s Tigers. Dabo Swinney and his staff have been trying to work the flip and still have a chance to do so.
Both Clemson and Auburn are expected to host Hill for official visits this month prior to National Signing Day.
“Those are the only two schools that I’m considering,” Hill said recently.
After committing to Auburn in August, Hill received an offer from Clemson in September. He then visited Clemson for the Wake Forest game in October before returning for The Citadel game a month later.
Clemson has given Hill a lot to think about, and he feels the school could be a fit for him.
“I know at Clemson, I fit in the culture because Clemson is just like the school like I play for now, Brookwood,” Hill said. “They’re all about family.”
Defensive coordinator Brent Venables and safeties coach Mickey Conn are heading Hill’s recruitment for Clemson. While Auburn is recruiting him as a wide receiver, Clemson views him as a defensive back at the next level.
Hill can see himself playing in a Clemson uniform in Venables’ scheme.
“Their defense has been really good,” Hill said. “Their D-line has been amazing. But I feel like if I were to go into Clemson I’d fit into the defense and I would make an impact at strong safety or nickel or STAR or whatever they have me playing on the defensive side of the ball.”
Hill said he is still pretty firm in his pledge to Auburn as it stands right now. His upcoming official visits to both schools loom large.
“I’d say it’s pretty strong,” Hill said of his Auburn commitment. “Clemson is going to have to show me a lot… But the commitment is pretty strong.”
Hill said that playing either receiver or safety at the next level will be an important factor as he weighs his options, as well.
“I need to determine if I want to play offense or defense,” he said.
Hill is ranked as a top-150 prospect in the 2018 class regardless of position.