Originally posted on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 2/5/13
With Johnny Manziel, the Heisman Trophy winner, eligible to play another three seasons at Texas A&M, it's hard to imagine another top-rated quarterback recruit signing on with the Aggies. Southlake Carroll's Kenny Hill heard all the same doubts, and still plans to sign with Texas A&M on Wednesday, the first day high school athletes can sign national letters of intent. When Hill committed to Texas A&M back in April, Manziel had yet to become Johnny Football, much less a Heisman Trophy winner the first to win the award as a freshman. But after those developments, Hill took a couple of last-minute visits to Kansas State and Baylor just to make sure of his decision to sign with the Aggies. "Whenever he was up for the Heisman, and then won it, I kind of knew that I had to open things back up," Hill told The Dallas Morning News. "In the end, I had to take the situation that was the best opportunity for me." "I was committed through the whole summer, the whole year, and then I was still committed and stuff, but I started looking around," Hill told Dallas television station WFAA-Ch. 8. "It's been crazy." If Manziel plays his final three seasons at Texas A&M, Hill could redshirt next season, ride the bench for a season and then have two seasons to play. Manziel, who also redshirted as a freshman, is eligible to declare for the NFL draft after the 2013 season and could depart then, giving Hill three seasons to play if he wins the starting job. Hill has another option: baseball. Hill is the son of former major league pitcher Ken Hill, who spent two of his 14 seasons in the big leagues with the Texas Rangers. The younger Hill is also a baseball prospect in addition to being one of the top quarterback recruits in the country. He intends to play baseball as well as football in college. "Whenever it's football season, I like football more," Hill said. "When it's baseball season, I like baseball more." Hill's parents advised him during his recruiting decision. "They kind of told me what they thought was better for me and what was worse for me, but ultimately, they left it up to me," Hill told WFAA. "They're 100 percent behind me." Hill was a three-year starter for Southlake Carroll, which has produced noted former college quarterbacks such as Missouri's Chase Daniel and Alabama's Greg McElroy. He led Southlake Carroll to a state title as a junior and to the state quarterfinals last season, when he passed for 3,369 yards and 278 touchdowns and rushed for 1,421 yards and 33 scores. "If he's not the best quarterback in the country, it doesn't take long to call roll," Southlake Carroll head coach Hal Wasson told WFAA. "As you watched the Super Bowl, when those guys can extend plays, it makes you so much more of a hot commodity, and Kenny is definitely one of those guys who can extend plays." Follow Keith Whitmire on Twitter: @Keith_Whitmire
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Carmelo Anthony: Knicks were more free-flowing before triangle emphasis

Report: Deal in works for Raiders to play at Sam Boyd Stadium in Vegas

Yoenis Cespedes: MLB would grow if they played with Latin culture

Georgetown fires John Thompson III after 13 seasons

GGG, Canelo Alvarez reportedly resume fight talks

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Shaq comes clean on flat earth talk: ‘I’m joking, you idiots’

NFL to discuss possibility of reviewing penalties

Report: Paul George wants to play with Gordon Hayward

Reds pitcher Raisel Iglesias injures elbow, hip in shower fall

Report: Top NFL draft prospect Fabian Moreau has torn pectoral

Five teams that could trade down in the NFL draft

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

With Team USA's victory, World Baseball Classic (finally) lived up to its potential

The NFL distraction playbook

Box Score 3/23: Team USA wins their first WBC title

The 'Duke schadenfreude season came early this year' quiz

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Box Score 3/22: Team USA is heading to the championship

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Once again, Barry Bonds is the best power hitter in San Francisco' quiz

The NFL distraction playbook

With Team USA's victory the WBC (finally) lived up to its potential

The Aesthetic: The world of player exclusive sneakers

Which Sweet 16 team should you be rooting for?

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Steph Curry pushes OKC's buttons

Re-ranking the Sweet 16 for the NCAA Tournament

Lingering issues for each 2016 MLB postseason team

Eastern Conference bottom feeders to watch down the stretch

The 'With teammates like this, who needs rivals?' quiz

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker