May 27, 2024

Former Florida State running back Rodney Hill has opted to join the Arkansas Razorbacks, marking a positive turn of events in the unpredictable world of college football transfers. Hill’s commitment to the Hogs comes on the heels of spring practice, making him their first post-spring addition. During his time at Florida State, Hill showcased his skills with 334 rushing yards on 77 carries, averaging 4.3 yards per carry, and scoring two touchdowns. He also contributed 83 receiving yards on five receptions.

Arkansas had initially extended an offer to Hill when he entered the transfer portal in December. Although he had originally planned a visit, it was postponed after the commitment of Utah transfer Ja’Quinden Jackson, as reported by Danny West of HogSports. Despite briefly committing to Florida A&M and later Miami, Hill ultimately seized the opportunity to join the Razorbacks.

Florida State football: Running back Rodney Hill enters transfer portal -  Tomahawk Nation

Hill’s decision to join Arkansas comes at a critical time for the team, especially following the departure of Isaiah Augustave shortly after the spring game. His addition diversifies the running back corps, as the team previously boasted a lineup of tall and hefty players, with the exception of Rashod Dubinion. Standing at 5 feet 10 inches and weighing 190 pounds, Hill brings agility and versatility to the team as a smaller, more elusive back. This acquisition aligns well with the offensive strategy under Bobby Petrino, where having multiple dynamic running backs can significantly enhance the team’s effectiveness, particularly in the passing game.

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