Florida State and head coach Mike Norvell added the 24th member to its 2021 signing class when wide receiver Destyn Hill, who is 6-foot and 200 pounds, announced that he has signed his National Letter of Intent and will be a Seminole in the fall.
The New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr High School product is rated as a four-star prospect by 247Sports, which also ranks him as the 19th-best wide receiver in the country in the class of 2021 and the 119th-best overall prospect in this recruiting cycle. Hill is the third wide receiver to sign with FSU for this recruiting cycle: Malik McClain and Josh Burrell signed with Florida State in December and are early enrollees. Kansas wide receiver Andrew Parchment is in the NCAA transfer portal and has committed to FSU but has not signed with the Seminoles yet.
With the signing of Hill, FSU saw its 2021 class move from being ranked 30th in the country to the 22nd-best class in the nation by 247Sports and the 4th-best in the ACC.
Osceola Recruiting Analyst Charles Fishbein and I offer our thoughts on what type of prospect FSU is getting in Hill:
Charles Fishbein: Hill gives them a big-time threat at receiver. FSU needs a No. 1 target and we feel Hill can make an impact next season. With Hill’s signing you could argue that this is one of the best wide receiver classes FSU has signed in the last 10 years.
Patrick Burnham: Hill has decent size but great speed. In high school he was used primarily as an outside receiver where he was used as a vertical threat. He has quick feet, which allows him to beat off-man coverage at the line of scrimmage. Hill is an instinctive runner with the ball in his hands after the catch and gets to full speed quickly. Demonstrates good body control when adjusting to the ball. Excels outside the hashmarks and runs primarily three routes: the deep-go, slant routes and out or comeback routes. He will need to be more diverse in his route running and it remains to be seen how he will fair against press-man coverage. He is also versatile as he does have the ability to return kicks. A really nice pick-up for FSU especially if his speed translates where he has been clocked at 7.07 seconds in the 60 meters in track. Could have a chance to compete for playing time as a true freshman.
To view Hill’s HUDL highlights please click on the link below.