The 2018 season has not even started and the Arizona Wildcats have now lost two of their top incoming freshmen.
Hill was originally committed to UCLA, and held offers from ASU, Cal, Utah and Washington State. The 6-foot-3 corner was ranked just outside the top-800 overall, categorized as an athlete, playing receiver, safety and corner at Cajon High School in San Bernardino, California.
Hill was projected to compete for immediate playing time as a true freshman, given Arizona’s lack of depth at cornerback.
Arizona now has just six scholarship corners. But the group is top-heavy with redshirt sophomore Lorenzo Burns and senior Jace Whittaker leading the way as two of the better corners in the Pac-12.
Hill will join another 2018 Arizona signee, Adam Plant Jr., at Arizona Western. Plant, a high-three-star recruit, was thought to have trouble qualifying academically at the UA.
Both were two of Arizona’s higher ranked commits in the 2018 class, Rich Rodriguez’ final class at the UA.
Now with a week before fall camp starts, Kevin Sumlin will need to find replacements for two freshmen who were likely to play, and then make up for those losses in the 2019 recruiting cycle.