Be patient, Mikhail Hill.
An offer may soon be coming your way.
That, in essence, was LSU running backs coach Jabbar Juluke’s message to the three-star New Orleans defensive tackle during Hill’s trip to Baton Rouge, La., for Junior Day late last month.
The Tigers’ coaches still want to see the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Hill battle in the trenches this spring before extending an offer, but Hill considers it a realistic possibility.
“Coach Juluke said he was going to come down for spring and see me, and he wants me to come to the camp this summer,” Hill told SEC Country. “They want to see me play in person, and that has really motivated me to work harder because I know if I get that LSU offer, more schools might come.”
Louisiana’s No. 48 prospect in the Class of 2017, Hill has generated interest from both Memphis and LSU, but cannot hide his feelings for the latter.
Walking through Tigers Stadium with his family left a lasting impression on the West Jefferson (Harvey, La.) product, which he hopes to eventually cash in on.
“That would be great,” Hill said of possibly earning an offer from LSU. “I have been watching LSU since I was young, and to have a chance to play at LSU in front all my family would be great.”
Hill reported a positive visit to LSU’s campus last month, where must of his time was with Juluke, his area recruiter.
Juluke, a former high school coach at Edna Karr High School, coached Hill’s cousin, Andre Royal.
That’s when Juluke’s and Hill’s relationship started, and it added another chapter when the coach began to recruit the defensive tackle before the 2015 season while serving on Louisiana Tech’s coaching staff.
That longstanding relationship could eventually pay dividends for both sides.
“We have a good relationship,” Hill said.”I think he still is recruiting me — not as hard as he was when he was at Tech — but we still talk like every other day. I’m supposed to go up there for spring, and (at Junior Day) we talked about a lot of stuff, not just football, because I have been knowing Coach since he was at Karr and he coached my cousin.”
Hill remains quietly confident that his connection to Juluke could eventually amount to an offer.
“I think it helps because if I get the offer, LSU would be one of my top schools,” Hill said.