Edric Hill Signed NLI to Alabama
Edric Hill, the 31st-ranked defensive lineman in the country according to 247 sports, has signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Alabama Crimson Tide in 2023. The 6-foot-3 prospect is from Kansas City, Missouri. Hill committed to Alabama in August. In addition to Alabama, his finalists were LSU, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oregon, and USC.
The 6-foot-3, 290-pound lineman has a broad body as well as a low center of gravity. Possesses explosiveness, quickness off the ball, and pursuit speed, which he has demonstrated in a camp setting according to 247sports.
Hill had 41.5 tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and nine sacks as a senior. Hill has been compared to Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Javon Hargraves, according to 247 Sports. Looking at some of his highlights, he has some Christian Barmore in his game when compared to an Alabama player. Excellent interior pass rusher and disruptor. With his skill set, he could play the 3 or 5 technique in Nick Saban's defense while also seeing time in the nickel defense to get after the quarterback.
Alabama will return several defensive linemen, including Tim Smith, Jamil Burroughs, Jaheim Oatis, and others, next season. Hill will join a recruiting class already stacked with outstanding D-linemen and edge rushers like Keon Keeley, Yhonzae Pierre, Jordan Renaud, and Hunter Osborne. The competition will be interesting to watch this season, and Hill will undoubtedly be one to watch.