Profiles in Terpage is back for 2017, and this week, we’re looking at all of Maryland’s quarterbacks. We’re coming down the final stretch, but there’s still a couple left.
Kasim Hill, QB, No. 11
Weight: 230 lbs.
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
High school: St. John’s College
How he got to College Park
In all likelihood, Hill doesn’t make it to Maryland if former four-star recruit Dwayne Haskins had not flipped his commitment to Ohio State late in the 2016 recruitment process after Maryland’s coaching change. However, that opened the door for Hill to stay home and commit to the Terps last April, a day after Cam Spence, a fellow 2017 four-star at St. John’s. He officially signed his letter of intent this February, and it looks like Maryland has finally found its quarterback of the future.
Hill was the top quarterback prospect in the DMV and the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in his class. He’s already drawing some national attention; Bleacher Report has already tapped him as a potential star, without him playing a single college snap.
Though it would take an impressive summer camp for Hill to win the starting job from the jump, it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility. He’s only a freshman, but the Terps also don’t have any quarterbacks with an abundance of starting experience. Pigrome and Bortenschlager each have just a single college start to their name, and Henderson and the final quarterbacks on our list have never started for Maryland.
Henderson likely has the edge, as he sat and learned the offense last year after transferring from North Carolina. Hill and Henderson might have the two best shots in the competition, but the two of them could change the dynamic of Maryland’s offense.
He comes in during the summer and pushes Henderson hard for reps. By the end of fall camp, the job is Hill’s to lose and he’s the starter come Sept. 2 against Texas. He’ll face his struggles as a freshman, but he’s never looking over his shoulder.
This quarterback started his college career at Air Force.
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