Kasim Hill should be the starting quarterback for the foreseeable future for the Maryland Terrapins. Hill is coming off a torn ACL after his third game of his freshman year against UCF last year. He was a four-star recruit out of St. Johns College in Washington D.C.
Going into training camp, head coach DJ Durkin and staff’s biggest decision will be who is going to start under center against the Texas Longhorns. The three choices are Max Bortenschlager, Tyrrell Pigrome, and Kasim Hill.
Hill and Pigrome are both coming off ACL injuries while Bortenschlager has the most experience of all of the quarterbacks.
In his short time as quarterback, Kasim Hill looked extremely impressive. In the first game of the 2017 season, Pigrome lead the Terrapins to an early lead but went down with an ACL injury. Hill, a true freshman at the time, came into the game and the offense did not lose a beat.
Hill read the defense in the read-option game and making extremely clutch throws. One play that stood out as to why Hill is a next-level talent was a third down completion in the fourth quarter. The Terrapins only had a three-point lead mid-way through the fourth quarter and faced a 3rd and 19.
Hill stepped up and completed a 40-yard pass to star wide receiver DJ Moore. This kept the drive alive and quieted the Texas fans. Huge play from a true freshman.
While there is not a large sample size from Hill, he still provides the most natural talent that Maryland can use as quarterback for the 2018 season.
With a tough schedule upcoming for the Terps, Hill will give Maryland the best chance to compete in a loaded Big Ten conference.