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Five-star LB, former A&M pledge Anthony Hill commits to Texas

Anthony Hill, a five-star linebacker prospect who decommitted from Texas A&M last month, announced Thursday he instead will play his college football at Texas.

Hill, from Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, is ranked as the No. 1 linebacker and the No. 19 overall prospect in the Class of 2023 by the 247Sports composite.

Hill committed to Texas A&M in July before reopening his recruitment in November. The Aggies lost six straight games and finished 5-7, and a few highly-rated recruits decommitted from the program.

Southern California was among the other schools in the mix for Hill’s services. He’d also visited the likes of Alabama and Oklahoma.

Texas landed its second five-star commitment of the class, joining quarterback Arch Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning.

–Field Level Media

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No. 1 LB Anthony Hill decommits from Texas A&M

Five-star linebacker Anthony Hill decommitted from Texas A&M, On3 reported Monday.

He is listed as the No. 1 linebacker and the No. 17 overall prospect by the 247Sports composite. Hill is expected to take his time selecting a new program and not commit until signing day.

Hill, from Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, committed to coach Jimbo Fisher’s program in July.

He previously has visited Alabama, Oklahoma, Southern California and Texas.

“First, I would to thank Texas A&M, (linebackers) coach (Tyler) Santucci and staff for recruiting and developing a personal relationship with me and my family,” Hill told On3. “Thank you to the Texas A&M fans who have been a great support throughout my recruitment. After further difficult discussions with my family, I will be decommitting from Texas A&M and opening up my recruitment.”

This loss of Hill is another blow to Texas A&M, which entered the season with the No. 1 recruiting class in 2022 and high expectations. The Aggies, the preseason No. 6 team, have lost five straight games to fall to 3-6.

Hill was in College Station, Texas, on Saturday when Texas A&M lost to Florida, 41-24.

The Aggies’ 2023 recruiting class now consists of just 11 players and is ranked No. 23 overall and eighth in the Southeastern Conference.

–Field Level Media

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5-star LB Anthony Hill commits to Texas A&M

Five-star linebacker Anthony Hill said Saturday he’ll play his college football for Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M.

Hill is the No. 1 linebacker and the No. 15 overall player in the Class of 2023, as ranked by the 247Sports composite. He announced his commitment with a video posted to Twitter.

The 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect is from Denton, Texas. He chose the Aggies over finalist Texas, and he was pursued by major programs that included Oklahoma, Alabama, Miami and Southern California.

“Just being able to play SEC football in Texas and of course that D-line and defense,” Hill told 247Sports about why he chose the Aggies. “I always liked A&M. They were one of the first schools to offer me and looking at them it got better throughout time.”

In his junior season in 2021, Hill had 131 tackles, eight sacks, two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two touchdowns scored on turnovers, per 247Sports.

Texas A&M finished the 2022 recruiting cycle with the No. 1 class in the nation in the 247Sports rankings. The class includes eight five-star prospects.

–Field Level Media