MotSaG Chat with Jonathan Hilliman

FootballJonathan Hilliman is considered a power back with a nice burst similar to what type of player Carlos Hyde is. Hilliman is 6″1 weighting in at 210 lbs and runs a 4.52 40 yard dash. Last year he ran for 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns.

Hillman is considered a three star on all three websites, however don’t let the stars fool you he can play with the best collecting offers from the likes of Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State and Michigan.

hilliman247 lists him as the number 28 overall running back
Rivals lists him as the number 42 overall running back
Scout lists him as the number 40 overall running back

I had the privilege of interviewing 2014 prospect Jonathan Hilliman, running back from Jersey City, New Jersey. The Buckeyes don’t have much more room in the 2014 class but hopefully Jonathan is a part of it and becomes a member of the Dream 14! (You can follow Jonathan Hilliman on Twitter @J_M_H23)

Q: With offers from almost every school, how hard was it to narrow down your list to just a top 10?

A: The hardest part is telling a coach No. It was kind of easy to narrow it down due to the criteria for my selection of the right school.

Q: You previously stated that after your visit to OSU that Ohio State was your leader is that still the case?

A: At the moment yes OSU is still the leader.

Q: How close were you to committing on your visit, if close what made you delay committing?

A: I was extremely close to committing but I just told myself I was gonna keep an open mind still and stay open

Q: Who is your main recruiter for Ohio State and how often do you speak with him?

A: Coach Warriner and we speak once every other week

Q: What are your personal goals for your senior season, and team goals?

A: To win the state title and be the number 1 team in the tristate area and ranked in the country . And to rush for over 2500 yards and 40 tds

Q: What would you say your biggest strengths as a player are?

A: My mixture of size/power and speed. And my vision. I am able to do a lot as an RB as far as blocking and catching out the back field.

Q: When would you like to make your commitment?

A: I’m leaning towards committing before the season.

Q: What NFL player does your game most resemble in your opinion?

A: AP, Darren McFadden, and Arian Foster

Q: Which college team was your favorite growing up?

A: The USC Trojans

Q: If you could tell Buckeye Nation one thing what would it be?

A: Love you guys. Thank for showing me a great time and much love to the swaggernuts!!

Comments

  1. This kid is deceptively fast and has great feet and reads his blocks well. He is a bigger back for sure but also still fits Urbans system well.

  2. Like with most recruits this year it will most likely come down to a numbers issue….

  3. Comparing yourself to AD and Darren McFadden? He’s confident, if nothing else!

  4. he’s very confident and i don’t feel he’s afraid of our depth chart, however he’s extremley humble the type of kid we want in our program.

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