Houston Lamar High defensive back Holton Hill signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.
The consensus four-star defensive back was the 13th best player in the state of Texas and the 80th best player nationally, according to 247's composite rankings. The 6-foot-2, 184-pound Hill picked Texas on Friday with close friend and future teammate Kris Boyd.
Hill held offers from Texas, Baylor, LSU, Florida State and Texas A&M, though A&M and LSU were considered the schools to beat. Hill will be joining former teammate and defensive back John Bonney on the 40 acres.
Burnt Orange Nation's Wescott Eberts believes the additions of Hill and Boyd are good signs that Texas can reestablish itself as DBU:
The last top-10 cornerback the Horns landed from the state of Texas was Adrian White in 2010. And White flamed out of the program before he could make any type of impact. So did Marcus Davis in the 2009 class, meaning that Texas hasn't landed a high-level cornerback prospect who panned out since Aaron Wililams in 2008.
That's a long time.
...In Hill, Texas is getting the type of size that Strong covets at the cornerback position. As tall as many outside wide receivers, Hill is capable of getting into the body of opponents with his long arms to re-route them off the line of scrimmage.
In the last 10 years, the Horns haven't had a high-level cornerback prospect with Hill's attributes.
Hill joins an impressive class of defensive backs for Charlie Strong and Vance Bedford, including Kris Boyd, DeShon Elliott and Davante Davis.