Apologies for the typographical SNAFU yesterday. Serves me right for trying to be funny and not fact checking my joke, huh? Oh well, no harm no foul, right Elliot? But enough about yesterday, on to today, and today we check in with RS sophomore Kaleb Hill.
#95, Kaleb Hill, RS Sophomore, DE
Weight: 227lbs (-10lbs)
High School: Samuel Clemens High School
How'd he get to The Blue™?
By way of Schertz, TX. Well, that's where he is from at least. What did he do there you ask? Basically destroying many much offenses. Here is a refresh from his high school highlights.
Kaleb "King of the" Hill
Yup, it's pretty unoriginal, but it's the first thing that came to mind. I have a hard time thinking that Kaleb is the least bit interested in propane and propane accessories.
Hank Hill, no relation to Kaleb.
I still think he looks like former LB and current Defensive Graduate Assistant Tommy Smith
Kaleb was named first-team all district and second-team all area as a senior at SCHS. As a senior, he had 75 total tackles, 30 solo, 20 TFL (WHAAAA???) and 13 sacks (DOUBLE WHAAAA???). He was a menace in the backfield, to be sure. As a red shirt freshman last season, he had one start against Idaho State.
2016 will be an interesting season for Kaleb. With the early departure of Kamalei Correa, it would seem the the doors have opened for Kaleb. While they indeed have opened, there is competition coming from Gabe Perez and Jabril Frazier. Gabe is coming off a medical redshirt year and will have 2 more seasons to play. Jabril will be a red shirt sophomore like Kaleb. All 3 of these players will most likely compete for the vacant STUD end position as I believe Sam McCaskill could stay outside at traditional end, though with the departure of pretty much everyone on the interior, I could see him staying inside as well.
We also have Miles Durrant who could potentially play at STUD, but he's 6'5" and up to 237 lbs, so I would imagine he would provide depth on the other side. Gabe and Jabril got a lot of praise throughout spring camp, while Kaleb was mentioned very little. My hope is Kaleb bounces back and responds with a solid summer and stellar fall camp to secure at least a 2-deep spot. Of course, we hope EVERY player gets their shot.
The coaches are going to play the players that provide the Broncos the best possible chance to win. Honestly, I think that is doable with any 3 of those players. Fortunately for everyone involved, the Broncos like to rotate often, keeping fresh legs and lungs in as often as possible. I expect Kaleb to get more play time than he did last season, but it seems it is still too early to tell if he will start or not. Fall camp will be telling for the D-line as a whole.
Is he on Twitter?
Yes he is. For those of you that are unaware, Kaleb has a twin brother, Kolin, who plays at Texas Tech.
Completely made up fact
In addition to being a terror in the backfield for opposing offenses, Kaleb is also an accomplished yoga instructor. Below, a model demonstrates his favorite pose.
Yup, super weird.