Breaking: Memphis lands 2025’s No. 3-ranked QB

On Saturday, four-star prospect Antwann Hill—ESPN’s third-ranked pocket passer in the 2025 cycle—announced his commitment to the University of Memphis, making him the best uncommitted quarterback in the class of 2025.

The Warner Robins, Georgia native Hill, a former Colorado recruit, chose the Tigers over the Florida Gators in an Instagram live announcement that included a guest appearance by former Migos musician Quavo.

With Hill’s commitment, there is just one quarterback remaining among the top 300 prospects in the 2019 class: four-star recruit Malik Washington (ESPN’s No. 19 pocket passer), who is ranked as the 40th overall recruit in the 2025 ESPN 300. Hill is the highest-rated commit in program history.

With 36 career starts under his belt, Hill is among the most seasoned quarterbacks in the state when he begins his senior year at Georgia’s Houston County High School this autumn. In his junior season last fall, the 6-foot-5, 215-pound quarterback amassed 2,732 yards and 31 touchdowns against five interceptions. He is the cousin of former Georgia offensive tackle Trey Hill, who the Cincinnati Bengals selected in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

With his large stature and potent deep ball, Hill attracted early interest from elite schools such as Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, LSU, and Miami. In late October 2023, Hill made a commitment to Deion Sanders’ program while on a visit to Colorado during his junior season. A month later, he withdrew his pledge from the Buffaloes and resumed his recruitment.

“I really just want to take the process slower and make sure I’m making the right decision for me and my family at the end of the day,” Hill stated to ESPN at the time. “I’m going to get back out there on the market and make the right decision.”

Hill followed his decommitment with stops at Florida, Georgia Tech and Florida State in the early months of 2024, but his recruitment narrowed to Florida and Memphis late this spring after his official visits to the two schools. Hill remained in close touch with Gators assistants following a May 31 trip to Gainesville and did the same with Memphis head coach Ryan Silverfield and offensive coordinator Tim Cramsey after his June 7 visit before handing the Tigers his commitment Saturday.

In Hill, Memphis has its highest-ranked commit ever and the lone ESPN 300 prospect in the programs’ 2025 class, which also includes three-star recruits in wide receiver Xavier Johnson (Richland Hills, Texas) and cornerback Xavier Thompson (Pensacola, Florida).

The Tigers’ high-powered offense is a fit for Hill’s skill set, and while the big-armed passer is considered a developmental prospect, Hill should find a path toward early contention for playing time at Memphis.

After finishing sixth nationally in total offense in 2023, the Tigers enter the 2024 season favored among the top Group of 5 contenders for the expanded 12-team playoff as quarterback Seth Henigan enters his final college season.

Hill may require time to settle in at the college level, but given the Tigers’ lack of starting-level depth, he could find himself competing for starting snaps in Memphis as early as his freshman season in 2025.

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