On Saturday Jarvis Hill, the No. 133 ranked player in the class of 2005, went to Knoxville, Tenn., on an unofficial visit. By the end of the day the 6-foot-2, 180-pound combo guard from Starkville (Miss.) High School had closed the book on his recruitment.
“I came up today on an unofficial visit and made my commitment to the University of Tennessee,” said a very happy Jarvis Hill. “I like what they are trying to do with the program, and I can come in and be a big help with what they are doing. It feels very good to have this over with.”
Hill chose the Volunteers over Mississippi State, NC State, Florida, and Ole Miss. According to Hill, he had offers from all four schools. He had taken unofficial visits to the two Mississippi schools.
Hill, who will attend the adidas Camp in July and will play with the Reebok Challenge out of Birmingham, Ala., the rest of the summer, plans on playing the point guard position at Tennessee as well as the shooting guard position.
“They want me as a combo guard,” he said. “I really like to play the point, and I see myself as a point guard. I can be a play maker and get my teammates involved as well as get my own shot when I need to.”
A very strong and physical guard, Hill is a steady player who can score off both the pass and dribble. Coach Peterson and the Volunteers have now added a very good back court player to complement their other 2005 commitment in power forward Joey Cameron, the No. 63 ranked player in the class of 2005.