Arizona wide receiver Austin Hill told the Tuscon Citizen that he plans to return for his senior year. Hill has not been able to play at all this season because of an ACL tear he suffered in Spring Football for the Wildcats. There was a possibility that Hill might go ahead and forgo his senior year and declare to the NFL Draft because of his impressive athleticism and size at 6’3″ 210lbs combined with production as a sophomore in a breakout season. Possibly reading the writing on the wall with the amount of talented underclassmen that could declare this year, Hill is opting to come back as a senior and establish himself as one of the best seniors in the class as well as breaking a few records along the way.
“I’m not done with college yet,” from an emphatic Hill.
The injury has made Hill realize a few things about his game, including the value of hard work: “Since this injury, it has kind of opened my eyes up to how hard I could have been working, how much better I could have gotten,” Hill said.
Lastly, Hill addressed his Arizona legacy: “I want to break records,” Hill said. “I want to push myself past the point where I feel I can push myself. I want to be remembered here.”
This news is hardly going to disappoint head coach Rich Rodriguez as Hill will almost certainly be his most talented offensive weapon next year as he continues to try to build up the Wildcat football program.