June 12, 2011

QB Hills is a Terrapin

Pittsburgh (Pa.) Central Catholic quarterback Perry Hills camped at Maryland this weekend and he picked up the offer he was looking for.

Hills immediately knew that he had found the school he wants to attend.

"I committed yesterday," Hills said early Sunday afternoon. "I was there Friday just visiting to tour the campus and Saturday I was there for the camp.

"I got the offer yesterday and I had a chance to speak with my coach over the phone. I talked to my family and we decided the best thing for me to do was to commit."

Why did Hills decide on the Terps?

"I've been researching their school since wrestling season because their wrestling coach has been recruiting me since January," Hills explained.

"It's a great academic school and the campus is impressive. It really is one of the great college campuses. I've heard nothing but great things about Coach (Randy) Edsall and I've talked to a lot of people about him. I've heard nothing but great things. It just seemed like a great fit for me."

Maryland's coaches were happy to hear that Hills' verbal is a solid one and he doesn't plan on entertaining interest from any other colleges.

Prior to his commitment Hills, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound pro-style passer, had received offers from Akron, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami-OH and Old Dominion. Two other schools were showing interest, too.

"I had been talking to Pitt's QB coach and I was down there looking at them," he said. "Michigan State had been talking to me but they got a commit (Tyler O'Connor). Those were my top three schools, so I just went with Maryland."

As a junior last fall Hills completed nearly 54-percent of his passes for 1,582 yards and 10 touchdowns.

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