Quarterback of the future
It’s never a good thing when your starting quarterback is lost for the entire season.
However, it may have been a blessing in disguise for Maryland with true freshman Kasim Hill stepping into the spotlight.
In four quarters, Hill has completed 16-of-19 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns. The former four-star recruit has also added 55 yards and a touchdown on the ground.
Hill began his college career in a tough spot in Austin. When Tyrrell Pigrome went down, Hill was thrust into a contest that Maryland barely lead and he needed to make plays.
He faced a 3rd-and-19 with Maryland leading 37-34 early in the fourth quarter. However, Hill showed why he was a big-time recruit as he completed a tough throw to D.J. Moore for a 40-yard gain.
Hill picked up where he left off this past Saturday against Towson and immediately led the Terps down the field on a touchdown drive to begin the game. In his first collegiate start, he completed 13-of-16 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns and was nothing short of sensational.
It’s clear that Hill possesses all the physical tools necessary to be a successful signal caller. He’s got great pocket presence, a great arm, and also isn’t afraid to run when his options are limited.
Obviously, it’s worth monitoring how Hill performs during the rest of the 2017 campaign. On the other hand, this is about as great of a start to a career as you can expect considering being thrown right into the fire.