2021 NFL Draft prospect Kylin Hill has had enough of the Mississippi state flag
While the 2020 football season continues to be put on hold, there are some players who may not even play if there is a season. Last week it was Oklahoma State running back Chuba Hubbard who threatened to sit out without change, and now he is joined by another 2021 NFL Draft running back Kylin Hill.
The Mississippi State running back tweeted out earlier today that he would not suit up and represent the state he plays in if they do not alter the design of their flag. The Mississippi state flag, which features the design of the confederate flag inside of it, has been a focal point of discussion this week, and now Hill uses his voice to give power to the conversation as well.
The tweet to which Hill was responding came in response to Mississippi legislation that is attempting to create a second flag instead of re-designing the current state flag. The governor of Mississippi responded saying this attempt does not meet the threshold of change he is hoping to accomplish; needless to say, Hill agrees.
Hill, entering his senior season, initially entered the 2020 NFL Draft before withdrawing his name prior to the deadline. With new head coach Mike Leach taking the reigns at Mississippi State, Hill has been hyped as a player who could see a massive rise in 2020.
In his first season as the starting running back at Mississippi State, Hill rushed for over 1,300 yards and found the endzone 10 times. Throughout his college career, he has recorded nearly 2,500 yards rushing, another 400 receiving, and 21 total touchdowns for the Bulldogs.
Make no mistake, if Hill is not bluffing, this would be a huge blow for the Bulldogs, as he is one of the premier rushers in the SEC. After Hill’s statement, it now seems like the ball is in the state of Mississippi’s court.