October 1, 2010

Hillary talks BC visit

Cincinnati (Ohio) Sycamore cornerback Darius Hillary took his official visit to Boston College more than two weeks ago when the Eagles defeated Kent State. The elusive Hillary finally spoke with EagleAction.com about his experience and what's next.

"I really had a good time on the visit and was impressed with everything," said the 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback who is at the top of BC's wish list at his position. "I was hosted by C.J. Jones and got to spend time with coach Sirmans, who is my recruiting coach, and coach Siravo and coach McGovern on the defensive side. They were all good people."

Hillary saw the Eagles defeat Kent State but was more impressed with the campus and academics at BC.

"I like how everything is close together and all your classes are close," he said. "I like the small campus feel and the academic support and the people there all treat you like family. They really go out of their way to treat you right."

And as far as potential playing time, BC offers an attractive situation.

"They need corners so they think I could play early," he said. "I like that part too, it would be nice to go from playing a lot in high school to playing some in college as a freshman."

Up next for Hillary is an official visit to Wisconsin on Oct. 8 and he is hopeful he can make officials to Minnesota, Illinois and Stanford.

"This was my first official and second visit to BC so I have a comfort level there," he said. "I have also been to Illinois a couple of times and have some ex-teammates there. But I'm looking forward to seeing Wisconsin, Minnesota and Stanford for the first time."

While he wants to take all five of his officials, Hillary has two schools already that stand out.

"I'd say BC and Stanford are on top for me," he said. "The academics at both schools really stand out and if football doesn't work out, you can always fall back on your degree. All five of my favorites offer a good education but Stanford and BC have those great reputations."

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