One of the top running backs in the WPIAL is back out on the open market. On Thursday, Thomas Jefferson’s Quinton Hill decommitted from Saint Francis (Pa.) a month after making the decision to become a member of the Red Flash family.
“Originally, they told me they were going to use a full scholarship on a running back and that was going to be me,” Hill said.”They since went back on that and were not handing out a full scholarship anymore.”
Since his decommitment, numerous teams at all levels have shown interest in one of the most decorated running backs in Thomas Jefferson history.
Some of those teams include, Central Connecticut, Rhode Island, Alderson-Broaddus, and Mercyhurst, among others. He has not made plans for scheduled visits at this point.
Whatever decision Hill decides to make, he knows he can’t rush his decision, as this is a big chapter in his life.
“It is four years of your life,” Hill said. “I want to find a place that fits me and gives me a chance to win a National Championship.
“I have sought help throughout this process from my family, Coach (Bill) Cherpak, and my teammates. They have all been really supportive.”
Hill is a two-time WPIAL champion and has accounted for some big time performances in the playoffs, including a pair of 200-yard rushing performances during those runs. Hill was also named first team All-State and is the all-time leading rusher at Thomas Jefferson. He is the only rusher in school history to surpass 4,000 yards.
The 6-foot, 200 pound back finished his senior campaign fourth in the WPIAL with 1,940 yards and sixth with 29 touchdowns.
Whoever is lucky enough to land Hill on their team for the next four years is going to get a workhorse
With signing day approaching less than a month away, Hill plans to make his decision in the next couple of weeks.
“The sooner the better,” Hill said. “I would maybe like to make my decision a week before signing day.”