Sophomore receiver to transfer to South Florida

Former LSU receiver Amp Hill told ESPN's Joe Schad that he is transferring to the University of South Florida.

"I know the coaching staff and they have welcomed me with open arms," Hill said from his home in Jacksonvile. "I like the attitude at that school."

Hill came to LSU as one of the nation's most highly touted high
school receivers in 2003 after a stellar prep career at First Coast
High School in Jacksonville, Fla.

"I had the best spring of all the receivers at LSU," Hill said. "I don't know why, but I feel like I didn't get a fair shot there. Now I'll get my chance."

Hill will sit out this season and have three years of eligibility remaining at USF.

Last season Hill played in three games and had no receptions.
Hill redshirted as a true freshman in 2003 after suffering a
season-ending knee injury during fall camp.

The knee injury hampered him last season, but in an interview
last week with the Baton Rouge Advocate, Hill was optimistic that
the injury was behind him.

"I'm all the way back," Hill said at the time. "Now I'm ready
to go for the season."

An All-America selection out of high school, Hill was ranked as
one of the nation's best wide receiver prospects. As a senior, Hill
caught 60 passes for 765 yards and eight touchdowns.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.