Four-star wideout flips from SEC to Ohio State

BY Connor Kiesel • February 4, 2015

Put a notch on the Buckeyes' belt early on National Signing Day.

K.J. Hill, a four-star wide receiver from North Little Rock, Ark., has chosen to head north and play for the national champions over Arkansas and Alabama, among others.

Ohio State director of player personnel Mark Pantoni confirmed the decision Wednesday morning, which is a first for the Buckeyes in many years.

Hill had originally committed to play for the Razorbacks at the end of August but what appeared to be a big in-state get for former Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema instead turns into a miss.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Hill was selected to play in the 2015 U.S. Army All-American Bowl after a strong senior season, in which he had more than 1,000 receiving yards, 13 touchdowns through the air, seven touchdowns on the ground and one on a kick return.

YouTube highlight mixes are far from the be-all, end-all but Hill shows speed and elusiveness in this one from his senior year.


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