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Usually programs don’t fully appreciate the ‘Tyler Hills’ of Kentucky high school football until they have matriculated to the next level. There are many coaches in Kentucky who would acknowledge their programs are built on the backs of hulking offensive linemen like Hill. Russell is one of those programs and the Red Devils will seek to hop on board the big ’23 prospect for one more trip through the 3A classification’s, 7th district.

Fletcher W. Long, KPGFootball Senior Scout and Editorial Board Member

Tyler Hill is built like coaches like to see them built. He is 6’2,” weighs 290-pounds and is a ’23 prospect who is doing the work in the offseason to hit the benchmarks college programs will want to see from an interior offensive lineman.

Now Hill plays along the offensive front for his Russell Red Devils. He even gets some spot work defensively (9-tackles, 1-TFL in ’21). We believe he will get decidedly more snaps on defense in ’22 than in previous years.

Hill, who wears No. 64, has been working in the weight room this offseason. We have his numbers, but hesitate to post them as we don’t know how old the numbers are.

That is a good pointer for college prospects like Tyler Hill. As you cross different thresholds in bench, back-squat, power-clean, and deadlift, make sure you update your social media sites, particularly Twitter. You would be surprised how important a tool Twitter is for college football recruiting.

Your Twitter handle is one of the first things a football questionnaire requests. There is a reason for that.

Hill has played some RT for the Red Devils. He has also played at RG. We like him inside next level.

In any event, we like him. After all, what’s not to like. The game of football is built on the backs of such players.

TJ Maynard

Now, the Red Devils are coached by TJ Maynard. Maynard and his program are routinely in the discussion for district and even regional supremacy.

Last season, Russell finished 6-5 and dropped its first-round game to Paul Blazer High from Ashland. “Ashland-Blazer,” as they are more commonly called, is often a tough obstacle to over come. Russell was 7-3 in the pandemic shortened season, dropping the district championship game to Blazer and were 9-3 in ’19 losing to Blazer in the same round.

Russell was 8-5 in ’18, losing in the Regional finals to Central High out of Louisville. Anyway, you get the point. Russell is in the conversation, year after year.

We believe Russell will be in the hunt again in ’22. Linemen like Hill are just one of the reasons why.

This is Coach HB Lyon, reporting for KPGFootball, and we’re JUST CALLING IT LIKE WE SEE IT!

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