The Tennessee Volunteers picked up a quarterback this week, adding Kasim Hill as a walk-on. The former four-star prospect joined the Tennessee football team for practice on Wednesday, wearing a No. 20 jersey for the Vols.
Hill spent his last two years at Maryland after signing as a part of the 2017 class.
Quarterback Kasim Hill is joining Tennessee as a walk-on.— Mike Wilson (@ByMikeWilson) August 22, 2019
Vols adding a former four-star recruit with 13 games of experience as a Big Ten QB without using a scholarship. https://t.co/KqVg0r19rW
Hill appeared in ten games in 2018 before tearing his ACL. A couple of months later in February, Hill put his name into the NCAA’s transfer portal. Now just days before Tennessee opens their 2019 season, Hill is a Volunteer.
Since he appeared in ten games last season Hill will have to sit out a season before he can play for Tennessee. During his 2018 season, Hill went 84-170, throwing for 1,083 yards and nine touchdowns against four interceptions. He appeared in three games as a true freshman before redshirting.
He joins redshirt junior Jarrett Guarantano, true freshman Brian Maurer and redshirt freshman JT Shrout in the quarterback room. Tennessee has one quarterback commitment in the 2020 class in four-star passer Harrison Bailey.
Hill was the 233rd ranked prospect in the 2017 class — the tenth ranked pro-style passer. The 6-2, 234 pound quarterback will provide depth, competition and some needed experience to the depth chart in 2020.