Nebraska Football star in conversation for best returning CB in the country

Nebraska Football is preparing for the 2024 campaign. One secondary member is becoming an impact player to watch for.
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Nebraska Football is looking to turn things around in Lincoln. While a lot of talk is focused on the incoming recruiting class, one veteran player has garnered national recognition.

Tommi Hill received a place on PFF College's social media post. The question asked how the best-returning cornerback would be for the upcoming season. Regardless of who "wins" this poll, it shows a lot. Hill is being mentioned along with other top-tier talents of Travis Hunter and Jabbar Muhammed.

In many ways, this is overdue. He logged 4 interceptions and 9 passes defended during the 2023 season. His interception total was tied for sixth most in the Big Ten. While his PDs, at a little over one per game, are tied for a share of the top spot in the BIG.

As the season went on, he continued to progress. He is an intriguing player on defense. With his offensive background, he has proven his ability to make plays for the Blackshirts. As he has grown into his role, he has improved his footwork and defensive positioning. The Nebraska Football staff will be hoping that an additional year at the same spot will yield even more increased results.

Nebraska Football switch that paid off

Transitioning from offense to defense is a difficult feat. You have to view the game from a different perspective. And the other side of the ball will challenge you in different ways that you may not be used to.

However, for Hill, he has embraced the switch. Since coming from Arizona State, he has been willing to do anything asked of him. In his first year with Nebraska Football, he played as a receiver and kick returner. But toward the latter half of the 2023 season, he was able to hone in on his defensive responsibilities.

On his interceptions and pass breakups you can see how his athleticism allows him to make plays all over the field. While playing a key part in the defense this year, one way or another he will find himself in the endzone this upcoming season for Nebraska Football.