It was a few long weeks waiting for Trevon Hill to make his decision where he’d be transferring, but on Wednesday he finally made it official that he’d be joining the Miami Hurricanes. The announcement came during head coach Manny Diaz’s press conference amidst National Signing Day.
Virginia Tech’s Trevon Hill has signed to transfer to Miami according to head coach Manny Diaz pic.twitter.com/di6UNbN4qT— Christopher Stock (@InsideTheU) February 6, 2019
Hill had been talking to Miami and Missouri ever since announcing he’d be transferring from Virginia Tech, though it seemed for a while that he would choose the Tigers. Then this morning, once Khris Bogle announced he was committing to Florida, the speculation of Hill coming to UM arose once again.
Then during Diaz’s conference it was confirmed that Hill was indeed coming to Coral Gables, which then set off an eruption of excitement and jubilation around the Canes community.
AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHG. IT IS THE WEEKEND! LETS RIDE YALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/oHSXRCqNRA— Trevon Hill Is A Hurricane (@hurricanesmarsh) February 6, 2019
To say that this is a big pickup for Diaz and his staff would be an understatement, especially when you consider that they’re taking away one of the best lineman from Coastal Division rival Virginia Tech. Hill’s accomplishments during his years with the Hokies are impressive. In 2016, Hill finished with 2.5 sacks and 6.0 TFLs, and then in 2017 he shot-up in a big way with 5.5 sacks, 9.5 TFLs and even one interception. This past year, Hill tallied 3.5 sacks in just three games before he was dismissed from the team.
Hill coming to the Hurricanes makes total sense for both parties. For Hill, with just one year left of eligibility, keep in mind that Miami will have sent three DE’s to the NFL the past two seasons once Joe Jackson is drafted. Also, he’ll most likely be the favorite to replace Jackson at one of the defensive end positions opposite Jonathan Garvin. And for Blake Baker’s defense, Hill’s addition would only mean that the Canes ruthless defense would continue swarming in 2019.
Besides Garvin and Scott Patchan, Miami’s other defensive ends are very talented but they bring almost no experience into 2019. Hill brings not just NFL-caliber talent but also three years of ACC play.
Hill joins a list of top-notch players who have transferred to Miami so far this offseason such as Tate Martell, Tommy Kennedy, Bubba Bolden and several others.
WELCOME TO THE U TREVON!