Midland College sophomore Greg Hill heard it all from college recruiters. Some of what he heard was good, a lot of it bad.
All Hill wanted in a four-year university was a place he could feel comfortable, a place with people that would be a straight shooter to him. Hill said that special place would be in the Mountain West Conference.
Hill signed with TCU over the weekend. The 6-2, 210-pound combo guard from Indiana chose the Horned Frogs over New Orleans, Georgia, Maryland, Butler and Kansas State. Colorado and Colorado State also were on his radar.
"I chose it because that's where I felt like I was needed and wanted," Hill said. "I chose the school where I felt like I could make a difference. I had to deny a lot of schools because it felt like it wouldn't be a good fit."
Hill helped the Chaparrals advance to the championship game of the NJCAA national tournament in Hutchinson, Kan. Midland was 33-4 this past season, and Hill averaged roughly 16 points and four rebounds. He averaged roughly 13 points per game and shot nearly 35 percent from beyond the 3-point line as a freshman.
Hill will join a TCU team that is losing only two seniors in forwards Kevin Langford and John Ortiz. Hill also will be reunited with an old friend once he arrives in Fort Worth. He played prep-school ball with guard Ronnie Moss at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine.
Most importantly, Hill will attend a school where he felt he belonged.
"I have a good relationship with the coaches. They treated me like I was already there," Hill said. "I'll get to play with Ronnie again. He is like a brother to me.
"I'm just happy now. I don't have to answer a bunch of calls from schools and hear what I don't want to hear. TCU showed me what's right."
Hill is the second player to sign with TCU during the spring period. Xavier Roberson, a Houston resident who played prep school ball in Mississippi, signed on April 20. Fort Bend Hightower guard Garlon Green, the younger brother of Dallas Mavericks guard Gerald Green, also has signed with the Horned Frogs.