Maryland football starts its season in 32 days. Until then, we're profiling every player on the roster in our Profiles in Terpage series.
Alvin Hill, cornerback
Weight: 200 pounds
High school: Luelle High School (Ga.)
Jersey No.: 27
How he got to College Park
Hill, a Georgia native, committed to Maryland over Georgia Tech as a member of the class of 2012. He played right away for the Terps as a true freshman on special teams, then played in every game as a sophomore before claiming the starting cornerback role as a junior in 2014. Then he suffered a season-ending knee injury in the team’s fourth game of the season, derailing his progress. Hill was granted a medical redshirt for that season, and played as a backup corner in 2015.
A career highlight
Becoming the team’s starting corner in 2014.
Hill enters 2016 in a bit of a weird spot, as he doesn’t have an inside track at regaining the starting role he had in 2014. JuCo transfer J.C. Jackson figures to take that role, and Darnell Savage Jr. played often as a freshman last season. It seems like Hill will have a shot to be the team’s nickel corner or at least its top backup, but that remains to be seen.
What a dream season would look like
Hill claims the team’s nickel corner spot and never lets it up, playing lockdown coverage and nabbing a few interceptions along the way, turning the secondary from a weakness in 2015 to a strength in 2016.
Next in the series...
... is one of Maryland’s true-freshman quarterbacks. This one committed on National Signing Day.