Rather than contributing to a talented OR defense, it seems more likely that Hill will have to prove his innocence after being charged with more than a half-dozen serious crimes.
Luke Hill, a once-highly recruited football player from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore who had signed with the University of OR, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, felony assault and other misdemeanor charges after allegedly firing a gun multiple times from a vehicle on Monday, according to multiple reports.
He was ranked as a four-star recruit and as the 15th-best cornerback in the country by 247Sports.
According to Maryland District Court records, Hill is facing charges of attempted first-degree murder, first-degree assault, having a loaded handgun, possessing a handgun, possessing a firearm as a minor, use of an assault weapon and felonious firearm use along with a charge of reckless endangerment.
Details of the incident that led to the arrest and slew of charges are not yet known.
Hill signed with OR in December, though Ducks coach Mario Cristobal said in a statement Wednesday that Hill and the team already had agreed to part ways. "He was informed earlier this spring that he would not be a member of our program", Cristobal said.
Luke Hill had committed to OR, but this will set things back a little bit. We call them diamonds in the rough. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above.