Hill Could Be The Social Media Captain

Tyreek Hill

On Twitter he goes by @ImFasterThanYa, and to be truthful, Tyreek Hill is faster than you, me, and probably 99 percent of the other people on this planet…maybe 99.9 percent. There is a good chance he will be one of the fastest (if not the fastest) players in Division I college football next season.

During his senior year in high school, he ran electronically timed 100 meters (10.19) and 200 meters (20.14) that placed him as one of the very fastest sprinters in the world.

His 200-meter time would have placed sixth in the London Olympics that summer. Yes, you read that right.

Now, Hill is almost as fast on Twitter and Facebook. He is a social network butterfly, and that is where most fans discovered his next move during recruiting.

"Most of it, I just wanted to keep it quiet (with reporters) and keep it low and just have coaches hit me up on Facebook," Hill said. "I wanted to keep it quiet. I appreciate all my followers on Twitter."

A native of Georgia (he played at Coffee County High in Douglas), Hill has family in Oklahoma, and could have been the subject of a Bedlam recruiting battle, but he eliminated the Sooners pretty quick.

"My mom stays in Norman, and that is just 35 or 40 minutes away, and I told her it would be Oklahoma State or OU," Hill said of his recruitment. "I visited both and I wasn't feeling the vibe down there, and I was thinking OSU. My family knew where I was going."

However, Hill kept Oklahoma State fans a little nervous right down to the junior college signing day in December, with a visit the weekend before to Texas.

It just happened to be on the same weekend as Mack Brown's announcement that he was stepping down, and while Hill and his father, who accompanied him on the trip, had a good time, it didn't change anything, and perhaps even cemented his commitment to the Cowboys.

Now, especially with slot receiver Josh Stewart heading to the NFL early, Hill sees himself playing the slot, and he likely also will line up some as a running back, which he has done throughout his career in high school and at Garden City (Kan.) Community College.

"I just want to go in and make plays for the team," Hill said, showing his unselfish side. "I work hard and I want the team to have success. I will grind; I'm a grinder when it comes to working. I watched Josh Stewart, like in that game against TCU and he had that 95-yard punt return that was really nice. So yeah, I want to try and make plays like that."

As many of those types of plays that he would like to contribute will be accepted and appreciated.

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