Oct 12, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies defensive tackle Derrick Hopkins (98) sacks Pittsburgh Panthers quarterback Tom Savage (7) during the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
The Virginia Tech Hokies have done a great job over the last month and a half building a strong group of recruits for the Class of 2015. So far, that has been due to the fact that the Hokies have seen their Class of 2015 grow a significant amount while they have also picked up a 2016 commit. Now, the Hokies’ Class of 2015 has gotten a little stronger on paper instead of an addition to the Hokies’ Class of 2015.
Trevon Hill of Salem High School faced off against college football’s top recruit Josh Sweat, VT commit DeShawn McClease, and Oscar Smith High School recently in a scrimmage. Hill was very impressive in that scrimmage as 247 Sports’ Barton Simmons said in his article that Hill had multiple sacks and quarterback pressures. Here was his general impression on Hill’s performance.
"Facing off against powerhouse Oscar Smith and the nation’s No. 1 prospect in Josh Sweat on the other side of the field, Hill stole the show. The defensive end was a regular in the Oscar Smith offensive backfield and he tallied multiple sacks and quarterback pressures."
Hill’s performance gave him the boost he needed to be ranked 214th in the 247 Sports’ Top 247 which also made him a four-star recruit, just like he is on ESPN. However, Hill is still a three-star recruit by the 247 Sports Composite rankings and Rivals.
Hill has recovered from his shoulder injury and has great size at 6-4 and 220 pounds. Hill still has some room to bulk up and get stronger but already has the skills to make an early impact in Blacksburg next fall.
Trevon Hill will face plenty of tough competition this fall in the Norfolk area and if he can keep playing as well as he did in this scrimmage, he will continue to rise up boards and look more and more like someone who can make a big early impact.