Miami Hurricanes National Signing Day: OL Zalon’Tae Hillery
Hillery is a 6’6 287, three star tackle from Glynn Academy in Brunswick, Georgia that adds depth to a very good class of offensive linemen. He was a high school teammate of fellow 2017 Miami signee DeeJay Dallas.
Hillery adds to what appears to be a stellar offensive line class by Mark Richt and offensive line coach Stacy Searles. A three star prospect that is in the consensus top 50 at his position.
With the stellar offensive linemen that Miami has signed, Hillery is likely to be a player thats adds depth. The consensus on him is that he plays with a high motor and a lot of intelligence. He is ranked by most services on average in the 50’s at his position.
Matt Porter of the Palm Beach reported that Hillery told Rivals.Com that he prefers to play tackle. Hillery is still raw, but is built solidly. He is a good enough athlete that he played some defensive end this past season. Hillery committed to UM at the Paradise camp last summer.
ZALON’TAE IS A VERY ATHLETIC, LONG-ARMED GUY, WHO PLAYS WITH TREMENDOUS ENERGY. HE IS VERY INTENSE, HE’S GOT A GREAT ATTITUDE AND HE IS A VERY INTELLIGENT GUY, WHO IS GOING TO DO GREAT THINGS HERE.
– STACY SEARELS, OFFENSIVE LINE COACH
Earned a three-star ranking from 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals…Rated as the 49th-best player at his position by ESPN…Ranked as the 50th–best player in the state of Georgia by 247Sports…Coached by Rocky Hidalgo at Gylnn Academy…Helped guide Glynn Academy to an 11-2 record during his senior season…Chose Miami over offers from Florida, Kentucky, Alabama and Clemson.
Hillery is part of a deep and talented Miami Hurricanes Offensive Line class of 2017. He prime candidate for a redshirt year. With Navaughn Donaldson and Kai-Leon Hebert as part of the class of 2017, guard is likely his better path to playing time.
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