Timberline High DE commits to Washington football team

Don Hill, who is wrapping up his junior year at Timberline High, gave the University of Washington a verbal commitment Friday.

Don Hill picture

Don Hill

The 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end also had offers from Boise State, Idaho, Washington State, Utah and Wyoming, and interest from Florida State and Stanford.

“I felt really comfortable with the program as a whole, with the coaches, the school, the football team and what they had to offer me with the education and the football side of it,” Hill said.

Hill finished his junior year with 70 total tackles, including 17 for loss, and seven sacks for the Wolves.

“I think the thing they like most about Don is his energy and his motor. He goes fast and hard 100 percent of the time,” Timberline football coach Kirk Copeland said. “… When it gets to this level, every coach asks you about a kid’s character, and I could not imagine a kid with greater character than Don Hill.”

Hill said he plans to graduate early from Timberline and enroll at Washington in the spring of 2014. Copeland said it is also likely Hill will see immediate playing time with the Huskies.

“What I’ve been told is I get a fair opportunity to come in and compete,” Hill said. “They aren’t promising anything except for an opportunity.”


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