Jan
15

LSU RB Jeremy Hill Leaves Early, Signs With NY-Based Sportstars

USATSI_7646328_155451184_lowresMonday morning, LSU running back Jeremy Hill announced on Twitter his decision to forego his junior season in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.  Less than eight hours later, Yahoo’s Rand Getlin announced Hill had signed a Standard Representation Agreement with New York-based, Sportstars.  NFLPA Advisors, Jonathan Perzley and Brian Mackler, will both represent Hill.

Ranked one of the top-10 running backs in this year’s Draft by NFLDraftScout.com, Hill finished his short career with 345 carries for 2,156 yards and 28 touchdowns.  He capped off 2013 with an impressive performance at the New Year’s Day Outback Bowl where he ran for 200-plus yards and two touchdowns.  This past season, Hill earned AP First-Team All-SEC honors.

“The Baton Rouge native could go off the board as soon as the third round,” said Jerry Hinnen of CBSSports.com.  “Hill’s decision could have been influenced by the imminent arrival of Leonard Fournette, the five-star No. 1-ranked running back in the class of 2014 who recently committed to LSU.”

According to a recent Forbes.com article, Sportstars is No. 4 most valuable NFL agency in the world, with $500-plus million worth in contracts under management.

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