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Houston County's Trey Hill makes college decision

Bulldogs add top 50 prospect to 2018 recruiting class

Houston County offensive lineman Trey Hill speaks to the media after announcing he will commit to Georgia after an end-of-year banquet held at the School Monday night. Hill plans on signing with Georgia when early period begins on Dec. 20.
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Houston County offensive lineman Trey Hill speaks to the media after announcing he will commit to Georgia after an end-of-year banquet held at the School Monday night. Hill plans on signing with Georgia when early period begins on Dec. 20.

Houston County offensive lineman Trey Hill, a top 50 prospect in the country, announced he will continue his football career in college at Georgia.

Hill revealed his decision at Houston County's end-of-year banquet in Warner Robins. Hill is a tremendous addition to Georgia's recruiting class of 2018, which ranks fourth in the nation. Hill is the third offensive lineman in Georgia's 2018 haul, joining North Gwinnett's Warren Ericson and Bishop McGuinness' (Oklahoma City) Owen Condon.

Hill is the 19th commit in Georgia's 2018 class.

"It feels like family," Hill said. "I've been down there about 15 times."

According to the 247Sports.com composite rankings, Hill is the second-best offensive guard in the country. Georgia won his services over Auburn, Florida and Florida State. The Bulldogs were able to edge out Auburn, which sent head coach Gus Malzahn in town for a visit over the weekend. Hill is expected to ink his national letter-of-intent with Georgia when the early period begins on Dec. 20.

Hill became the fifth player ranked in the state of Georgia's top 20 to pledge to the Bulldogs.

While Hill was an offensive tackle in high school, he is expected to be a guard or center at the next level. At 6-foot-3 and 346 pounds, Hill offers the kind of size that head coach Kirby Smart and offensive line coach Sam Pittman have coveted since arriving to the program prior to the start of the 2015 season.

"Georgia is getting a player who can do a lot of things," Houston County head coach Ryan Crawford said. "He's not a guy that's just going to play one position. As an offensive lineman, at any level and all the way up to the pros, guys got to be able to do a lot of things. That's what Trey can do, he's very versatile."

At Georgia, Hill will reunite with a former high school teammate in quarterback Jake Fromm. Fromm was Houston County's quarterback from 2013-16 and only one grade in front of Hill.

"I talked to him every other day about it," Hill said. "I think it's a good fit for me. He thought it was. I mean, he didn't have an influence on my decision but he was a good piece to the puzzle."

Although Hill is considered the second-best guard in this year's recruiting cycle, Georgia still has a great chance of landing Pace Academy's Jamaree Salyer, who is considered the top overall offensive guard in the nation. Salyer is expected to announce his decision on Dec. 20.

In addition to Hill, Georgia also landed a preferred walk-on commitment Monday from North Gwinnett long snapper Payne Walker.

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