Hill Wins Award, Spivey Gets Title, Clay Rewarded with All-Star Selection

By Otis Kirk

A trio of future Razorbacks have been honored in separate ways including one who will play basketball, but chosen for football honor.

Phenix City (Ala.) Central running back A’Montae Spivey helped lead his team to a 52-7 win over Thompson (Ala.) High School in the 7A state championship game on Wednesday night. 

Spivey finished the game with 14 carries for 78 yards and scored a 7-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Spivey’s touchdown gave his team a 21-0 lead at that time. The team finished with a perfect 14-0 record. 

For the season, Spivey carried 100 times for 768 yards and 16 touchdowns while also grabbing seven passes for 85 yards. Spivey committed to Arkansas on Aug. 6. 

Clay is All-Star

Putnam City (Okla.) defensive lineman Collin Clay continues to add well-deserved honors to his list of achievements. 

On Thursday, Clay announced he has been selected to play in the USA International All-Star Game in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Friday, Jan. 18. 


As a senior, Clay finished the season with 66 tackles, including 23 unassisted, 5.5 sacks, two pass breakups and a 6-yard run on offense. He committed to Arkansas on July 26. Clay had previously been named the 6A-2 District 1 Defensive Lineman of the Year, Defensive MVP on his team and All Big 10 Conference Defensive Lineman. 

Hill Chosen for Prestigious Honor

On Sunday, Little Rock Christian quarterback Justice Hill helped lead the Warriors to the Class 5A state championship with a 52-38 win over Pulaski Academy.

On Thursday, Hill was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for football in Arkansas in 2018. Hill, who has signed to play basketball for the Razorbacks and will enroll at midterm, rushed for 112 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries against the Bruins. He also completed 12 of 25 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. 

For the season, Hill has completed 208 of 291 passes for 3,084 yards, 37 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed 112 times for a 1,000 yards and 21 more touchdowns. 

Hill is a point guard in basketball. When Hogville and Pig Trail Nation talked to Hill following the game on Sunday he didn’t completely rule out playing football in the future at Arkansas. 

“I will miss football a lot,” Hill said. “But you never know, I may go out for spring football next year.”

Here’s a link to the article following Sunday’s game live from the game. 


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