Big surprises often come in small packages, and at 5-foot-8, 185 pounds, Tyreek Hill may be just the surprise Oklahoma State will need this fall to break in the new turf at BPS. After transferring from Garden City (Kan.) Community College last January as one of the top junior college prospects in the nation, Hill arrived in Stillwater not only as the fastest man on campus but also one of the fastest in the Big 12, and proved that very quickly.
Hill is a two-sport athlete, running track in addition to playing football, and in his first race as a Cowboy in March the speedster set a school record in the 60 meter sprint. Hill would eventually break the record again that very same day and once more at the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships later in the season at 6.64 seconds. Hill claimed the Big 12 title in the 200 meter sprint where he set another school record at 20.81 seconds, and also claimed silver in the 60 meter. Hill took fifth place at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships in the 200 meter. In case you still don't understand just how fast Tyreek Hill is, he also ran a 4.25 forty at a Nike Sparq Camp. With that kind of speed pads shouldn't slow down Hill on the football field.
The Oklahoma State coaching staff is still working on how to best utilize Hill's speed, and gave him reps at both tailback and slot receiver this past spring. Hill played both running back and receiver in high school and JUCO. In his final year at Garden City, Hill carried the ball 101 times out of the backfield for 659 yards (6.5 ypa) and five touchdowns. Hill also caught 32 passes for 532 yards (16.6 ypc) and six touchdowns (would love to see his YAC numbers). Hill can be a weapon anywhere when the Cowboys offense takes the field and could also be a huge asset for special teams as a return man. Based on how he was used in the spring, the former Scout.com five star recruit is not likely to settle into a specific position. Orange Faithful can be confident, however, that Hill will fill the role of playmaker this season at Boone Pickens Stadium.