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Florida State lands 2022 athlete Rodney Hill

Florida State has been building significant momentum on the recruiting trail this offseason and it’s paying off this weekend. Moments ago, 2022 three-star athlete Rodney Hill publicly announced his decision to commit to the Seminoles.

Hill picked up an offer from FSU just over two weeks ago and decommitted from Virginia on Thursday. Once the ‘Noles got in on his recruitment, he had a pretty good idea of where he was going to go.

“Just going with my heart,” Hill said. “FSU has always been a dream school of mine. Me and my family have always watched Florida State and I’ve been in love with them for a long time. Before, I was committed to Virginia, didn’t have an offer from Florida State, so I just had to ride with what I had. I went to the UA camp and then they got on me real fast, coach Bartow and coach Norvell started talking to me. I already knew where I was gonna go.”

On the same day he backed off of his pledge to the Cavaliers, Hill informed Florida State’s coaching staff that he’d be joining #Tribe22. Understandably, head coach Mike Norvell, running backs coach David Johnson, and recruiting guru Ryan Bartow, were very excited.

“I informed them on Thursday,” Hill said. “They were all going crazy. We were on a group facetime, I called coach Bartow and told him, then coach Norvell joined, coach YAC joined, my uncle joined, and we were just all laughing and having a good time. It was amazing, I enjoyed it a lot, finally seeing a dream come true.”

It wasn’t just the coaching staff, the Georgia native’s family grew up watching the Seminoles. They knew that it was Hill’s dream to wind up wearing garnet and gold.

“I talked to my uncle a lot, Harrison Smith, back in high school he committed to Florida State,” Hill said. “He brought me down here a couple of times and I enjoyed the campus. I came down to the Georgia Tech game last year and it was amazing. We went all through the campus, the crowd was electric, and I loved it. My great-grandma, she’s a big Florida State fan, when I was little I always liked them and we used to watch them.”

“My mom and my dad are going crazy, my brother is going crazy,” Hill continued. “They love Florida State and they knew I always wanted to go there. When I got it [the offer], they just came in the house and were like, ‘so we know where you’re going now, huh?’ and I was like, ‘yeah, ya’ll know.’”

The Bulloch Academy product is listed as an athlete by most recruiting services as he has spent time at running back, wide receiver, and defensive back during his prep career. Florida State sees Hill as a running back at the next level.

“My mindset is that I’m going to come in there and work hard every day,” Hill said. “I may come from a little private school but I’m going to show ya’ll that you don’t have to go to a big school in order to have the ability to play at the next level. My attributes, I’ve got speed, my ball skills, and my vision. I can make some good cuts to get upfield and I’m going to give it all I’ve got.”

Hill is the eighth verbal commitment for the Seminoles in the class of 2022, ranking them No. 10 in the country. He says that more good news is on the horizon.

“A lot of big things are coming to #Tribe22,” Hill said. “A lot of things are about to change. The only thing I’m gonna say is just be on the lookout.”

The 6-foot, 186-pound running back is currently ranked as the No. 493 overall prospect, the No. 45 ATH and the No. 46 player in the state of Georgia in the 2022 class according to 247Sports.

Hill is considering majoring in Physical Therapy but is yet to make a final decision. Stick with NoleGameday for the latest on his commitment to Florida State and upcoming senior season.


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