Texas added a splashy commitment to its 2023 recruiting class on Thursday when five-star linebacker Anthony Hill chose the Longhorns. Hill was previously committed to Texas A&M but re-opened his recruitment in November just days after the Aggies fell to 3-6 with a 41-24 home loss to Florida.
Hill is ranked the No. 1 inside linebacker in the recruiting class by 247Sports and is considered the No. 22 overall player in the class. He is now the second-highest ranked player in Texas' class behind quarterback Arch Manning.
At 6-foot-2 and 225 pounds, Hill is regarded as a possible immediate contributor for the Longhorns, who just finished coach Steve Sarkisian's second regular season on the job with an 8-4 record. 247Sports' Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst Gabe Brooks wrote the following scouting report on Hill:
Athletic, physical, violent off-ball linebacker who occasionally steps to the line of scrimmage. Long-term positional home has been in question in the past, but functional athleticism and playmaking ability are not. Senior season displayed improved in-space competency as a big-bodied traditional off-ball 'backer who could likely stay there in the long term. Thumper vs. the run with chase-down athleticism from the back side. Already established as a hammer, showed violent striking ability during impressive senior season.