A in-conference battle for 3-Star Salem High School (Virginia Beach, Virginia) defensive end Trevon Hill abruptly ended Saturday when Hill chose Virginia Tech over North Carolina.
Hill decided the time was right to stay in-state after knocking down his top five to the final two at the start of the month.
Via VirginaPreps.com. Hill announced his decision on ESPN Radio 94.1 with Coach Ed Young and Matthew Hatfield.
“Trevon Hill will be taking his talents to the lunch-pail defense of Virginia Tech,” he stated on the program, adding that his visit to Blacksburg on the final weekend of June helped seal the deal.
“I’m not even going to lie, May 27th my heart was set for UNC to be honest. But talking to my parents and things like that, they told me you’ve got to take your time in the process,” Hill said. “You haven’t seen everything yet, and I really didn’t get to see Virginia Tech except on the Junior Day. I got some one-on-one time with the coaches and it was amazing.”
“Of course, the defense Bud Foster runs, you can’t go wrong with it. That pro-style defense is going to have you NFL ready. You have to have that winning mentality. That’s what we have at Salem and that’s what I like about Virginia Tech.”
Hill had a tremendous junior season, racking up 23 sacks and was awarded a spot on the First Team All-State and All-Region teams. He is the sixth player to join Tech’s 2015 class.