Mansfield High Class of 2015 tight end/defensive end Brendan Hill received his first Division 1 FBS offer yesterday, from UMass, following his participation in the Minutemen's final one-day camp at Gillette Stadium.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pound Hill is one of Bay State's top recruits for the 2015 class, and has emerged as the Hockomock League's most imposing downfield target. As a sophomore last season, Hill led the Hornets in all major receiving categories -- catches (48), yards (849), yards per catch (17.7) and touchdowns (11) -- for an uptempo offense that averaged 365 yards of offense per game. He also recorded two sacks on defense.
Hill is also one of the MIAA's brighest young basketball stars. He was named the Hockomock League's MVP, and earned a spot on ESPN Boston's All-State Team, after leading the Hornets in scoring and rebounding en route to the Division 1 State Championship, where they lost in overtime to Springfield Putnam.
Boston College has also shown interest in Hill. A tweener prospect who plays both standing up and with his hand in the ground, Hill generally projects as a flex tight end at the next level. His brother, Jeff, is a junior wide receiver at Bentley University.