June 12, 2007

Jeremy Hills: 'Always things to work on'

Jeremy Hills is no stranger to camp success. The speedy tailback from Alief Elsik took home the running back MVP honors at the Fort Worth Nike Camp, where his speed and agility made him a tough match-up for any linebacker that had the misfortune of trying to corral him. Last weekend, Hills again put his skills on display, this time at a Texas Longhorn mini-camp. Several people in attendance mentioned that Hills was one of the top performers at the event, and Hills said he came away an even better player after working out with the Texas coaches.

We caught up with the Rivals250 member for a Q&A:

On the highlight of the camp visit:

Of course, the highlight for me is always going to be the one-on-one. You can never go wrong if you can beat the person in front of you. And then having an opportunity to get some one-on-one time with coach (Ken) Rucker. He's like a mastermind, just being able to learn from him for hours and hours. It just makes me more anxious to get there. He made me a better running back in just one day.

On what he and Rucker discusses:

One thing he focused on was just paying attention, just being focused on everything that you're doing and taking everything you're doing seriously. Everything from little drills in warm-ups. You have to be focused on everything. One thing that I did today was some good footwork drills. We sure worked on that a lot, keeping our head up, keeping the ball tucked, fundamentals of being a running back. There were a lot of things that he taught us.

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