Oklahoma State football coach Mike Gundy says his is an average football team, which no one believes, but he will be better if he gets the ball into Tyreek Hill's hands every other play.
Watch any of the tape from T. Boone State's opening game against No. 1 Florida State and there is speed, which FSU has, and Scary Speed - which Hill has.
Hill won the Big 12 indoor title in the 200 meters in the spring, and if he can get in space on the football field, forget it. No one can catch this guy. He is listed as an all-purpose everything, and thus far Gundy has Hill doing just thing - everything, but if you had to pick a position he is a running back.
Hill currently ranks fourth in the Big 12 in all-purpose yards (rush/receiving/punt and kick return) at 144 yards per game. With all due respect to the players that rank in front of him, Hill is scarier. He was named the Big 12 preseason newcomer of the year for this reason.
Hill is not some bum off the street that Gundy "coached up". As a high school senior, he was a highly pursued prospect who reportedly was offered scholarships by Oklahoma, Texas, Alabama, Florida State, etc.
One way Gundy was able to lure Hill to T. Boone State is the assurance that he could run track. OSU's track program is a nice little feature to help recruiting speed.
"It's a big advantage in recruiting a number of skill players," Gundy said Monday on the Big 12 coaches' conference call. "We have a new track facility and we have a new track coach. The interest level from those sprinters has increased significantly the last few years."
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