After missing Oklahoma State’s spring thanks to an offseason shoulder surgery, sophomore running back Justice Hill told reporters he feels “100 percent” after the Cowboys opened fall camp, per Pistols Firing Blog‘s Kyle Boone.
Hill did not participate in OSU’s spring game after a campaign that saw him lead all FBS freshmen with 1,142 yards, including four straight 100-yard games to end the season. He scored 6 touchdowns as well.
“I got set back a little bit with the surgery, but I came back late in April and went hard all summer,” Hill said. “So now, I’m back, definitely 100 percent, but I’ve been surpassing my numbers from last year.”
After splitting carries with senior Chris Carson in 2016, Hill will be the Cowboys’ clear No. 1 back this year. He’s added nearly 15 pounds to prepare for the responsibility, the Tulsa World’s Kendrick Marshall tweeted. OSU coach Mike Gundy said Hill “feels better than he ever has,” Marshall added.
Gundy said Justice Hill played last year at 180 pounds. He enters camp this year at 194 pounds. "(Hill) feels better than he ever has."
— Kendrick Marshall (@KD_Marshall) July 31, 2017
The Cowboys open their season against in-state Tulsa on Aug. 31.