Clifton, Va. – Kasim Hill is having a good run of weekends.
Last Saturday, the rising senior at St. John's College High School made a verbal commitment to play quarterback at Maryland. And this Sunday, he was named the quarterbacks' most valuable player at Nike's The Opening regional recruiting camp for Washington, D.C. There were 58 quarterbacks on the camp's roster, and Hill was the best.
All day, Hill looked good. The first thing you'll notice about Hill, when you watch him, is how smooth everything looks. His footwork is quiet and clean, and he never looks like he's laboring to drop back and throw. He was in a group for most of the day with a couple of other highly rated quarterbacks, Virginians Lindell Stone and Alex Faniel.
Both are high three-star prospects, and Hill was noticeably better than both. (Faniel had a tough day, but both he and Stone could be pretty good college quarterbacks in the right system.)
Hill hasn't yet gotten an invitation to Nike's national Opening camp in July in Oregon, but there's a decent chance one will reach him before the event comes around. There's also a good chance his recruitment expands, as other teams aren't going to care much that Hill made a verbal pledge to Maryland already.
In an interview, Hill said he wants to study finance at Maryland. He also offered a scouting report on himself.
"I feel like I'm a very good decision maker," he said. "I take care of the ball, put people in places to make plays. I'm a [competitor]. I like to go out. I like to play, and I'm not just gonna let you go out and beat me. I'm gonna give you everything I have."
Maryland has added three four-star commits in the last two weekends, plus another high three-star talent in local athlete Ayinde Eley. The Terps have for years needed a wide influx of Maryland-area talent, and Hill seems like he's going to be a major piece in DJ Durkin's first full recruiting cycle as the Terps' head coach.
"Coach Durkin and the staff are phenomenal. They practice what they preach, literally, with their life skills program, and they take it beyond football," Hill said. "I think people are paying attention to that, as well as what they're doing on the field. There's just a lot of excitement, and I'm just glad to be a part."