This past weekend, UW hosted multiple prospects on unofficial visits for Bucky’s Barbecue. One of those prospects, Nino Hill, was in attendance, his second time on campus.
“(The visit) was great. I loved it a lot,” Hill told BadgerNotes.
During his visit, the 6-foot, 185-pound tailback spent some time with running backs coach Devon Spalding and continued to build their relationship.
“What stood out to me the most is how they treated me like family, especially coach Spalding,” Hill said. “I have a pretty good relationship with coach Spalding. He has been in touch with me throughout this process the most.”
Wisconsin Football Target Nino Hill’s Scouting Report
Looking at Hill’s tape, there’s a lot to like about his game. The 6-foot, 180-pound running back has loads of physicality to pair with strong running and good vision in the backfield.
Hill has no issue being met with contact, showing a knack for lowering his pad level and driving his legs through opposing defenders. His strength is on full display in his film, with rigid stiff arms and the ability to easily shake defenders off.
The upcoming junior also has patience in the backfield while waiting for a running lane to develop. And, once a hole is open, Hill can burst through and meet defenders at the second level with a full head of steam.
Hill sees a fit between him and Wisconsin with his style of play. While spending some time with the coaches, Hill had the opportunity to chat with head coach Luke Fickell to discuss how he would fit into the program.
“We had a great talk. I fit really (well) in the program with the style they run. Also, we know they’re RBU. I see (myself) being a starting running back for them.”
The Ohio native has recently garnered attention, currently holding four offers.
“I don’t have the Wisconsin offer just yet, but I do have offers from UMass, Miami (of Ohio), Toledo, and Akron,” Hill told BadgerNotes. “As of right now, those are the schools that are heavily recruiting me.”
The Wisconsin football staff has kept tabs on Hill and has been making their case early on. Although the offer hasn’t come through just yet, the Ohio native has remained confident he will be offered by one of his “dream schools.”
“Wisconsin is recruiting me really hard right now. I’m confident I can get offered at any moment,” Hill said.
What’s Next for Nino Hill?
Hill has already made multiple stops to UW. His first visit came when he participated in Wisconsin’s final summer camp and took home camp MVP honors. After his second visit, Hill is looking to make another visit.
“I plan on coming back up for a game in the fall,” Hill told BadgerNotes.
Hill has plenty of time left in his recruitment and is in no rush to make a decision. However, he did note that attending a school where playing time is available will be an important factor in his decision.
“I just want to go somewhere I can play football and not watch it,” Hill said. “That will be the most important thing for me.”
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