Trey Hill tweeted a picture from another one of his unofficial visits to Georgia last weekend.
Hill let it be known that he was “All Dawg.”
I’m All Dawg🐶 pic.twitter.com/eaSYkyjzqF
— 55‼️ (@hilldeontrey) December 17, 2017
The offensive guard signed with the Bulldogs on Wednesday.
That’s interesting. But it seems like Hill has always been a Dawg. Or favored Bulldogs.
His ties to the Bulldogs go back to the days when the crib still meant a crib. At least it did to Hill in his early days.
Check out one of the final scenes of his commitment video from SEC Country Studios. It depicts a family portrait that includes a stuffed red bulldog sitting in Hill’s lap on a weight bench.
That was actually Hill’s stuffed Bulldog that he tossed around when he was a toddler.
He’ll have another point of familiarity with him at UGA: quarterback Jake Fromm, his teammate at Houston County High School in Warner Robins, Ga.
Fromm is familiar with what Hill can do now. These days, he tosses around defensive tackles like he did that stuffed Bulldog. The Hill commitment video appears below.
What to know about 4-star OG Trey Hill
Weight: 340 pounds (give or take a biscuit)
Rating: 4-star, according to the 247Sports composite
Rankings: Nation’s No. 2 OG; nation’s No. 38 overall player
Committed since: Dec. 11, 2017
Why that date: Hill wanted to commit after his final official visit.
Team also in the running: Auburn
Enroll early: Yes
Honors: Hill was selected to attend Nike’s The Opening prospect showcase in Oregon last summer. He is also a U.S. Army All-American.
Bet you didn’t know: Hill is a second cousin to UGA All-American linebacker Roquan Smith. They played together on the same high school team at Macon County when Smith was a senior.
Bet you also didn’t know: The 4-star OG has played center, guard and tackle at times for the Bears in his prep career. He is expected to work and both center and guard at UGA.
Can he play? When Hill went mano-a-mano with 5-star defensive tackle Aubrey Solomon at Lee County during his junior season, he more than held his own. That showed that he had what it takes to win in the trenches against one of the nation’s elite players.
Picture this: For those who know a little bit about superheroes, please allow me to paint the following picture. Imagine taking the torso from your chiseled Batman or Captain America action figure and ripping the legs off. Now replace them with the legs that belong to the Incredible Hulk action figure. That is the best description I can come up with for what Hill looks like in person.
How Trey Hill fits in at Georgia
Georgia signed a pair of top-tier guards in 2017: the woefully undervalued 3-star Justin Shaffer and 4-star U.S. Army All-American Netori Johnson.
Johnson redshirted. He came in late and has used the year to work on his overall fitness level. He lost a lot of weight in May before he reported to Georgia.
Shaffer got a lot of second-team reps and traveled to all the away games at right guard. Those players are the future along the interior line at Georgia. The same goes for redshirt freshman Solomon Kindley. He started at right guard for most of 2017 until Ben Cleveland stepped in after the lopsided loss at Auburn. Hill also was rated higher than all of those previously mentioned Bulldogs coming out of the high school ranks.
Hill will enter the offensive line room and command the right to play right away. A redshirt season might not be the worst thing for him, however.
He will enroll early. He’s talented and massive. The big thing for Hill is he needs to reshape his body. If he loses about 15 to 20 pounds and is ready to roll at around 325 to 330 pounds by fall camp, he will contend for some time.