Tyreek Hill has literally been burning rubber at the Coffee High track.
The hard work this spring has paid off.
He became the first sprinter in Georgia high school track history to break the 21 second mark in the 200 meter dash at the state meet in Jefferson three weeks ago.
Last weekend in Orlando, Hill posted the fastest 200 meter time for a junior sprinter in the world this year and the fastest 100 meter time in the nation.
Tyreek Hill said. "I knew if I just came out here and work hard that everything, everything is achievable."
Tyreek Hill's performances in the last month are catching the attention not only of college coaches here in the US but from coaches around the world.
Tyreek Hill is better known in south Georgia for his talent on the football field but Coffee High track coach Jerry Hill has helped Tyreek start fulfilling his potential.
Jerry Hill "Never in the beginning of the season did I think he would get down to where he is at now. He has completely blown my mind. After about 3, 4 or 5 weeks into the season, he started really committing to it. He started working to the point where there have been days where I have had to walk him off the track."
Tyreek Hill leaves next week for a meet in New York and then to Indiana for the U.S. Junior Nationals where a first or second place finish qualifies him for the world junior championships in Barcelona Spain in July.
Coach Jerry Hill says a US coach has said Tyreek has already made the team as a relay member.
Tyreek's times in the 100 and 200 meters have him qualified for the US Olympic trials but right now the focus is to run in Spain.
Tyreek Hill said. "It will be some big exposure to run against some big competition. Try to go over there and compete and win. It will be fun."
Tyreek's success on the track has changed his future plans.
He is no longer planning to play football at Garden City Community College in Kansas.
Tyreek still wants to play football in college but that may be his second sport behind track.
Tyreek Hill "I have been talking to Kentucky, FSU, Florida, Georgia and all the big SEC schools. Probably I will be going to Georgia for both."
Tyreek Hill will run in the Dream 100 in New York next weekend.
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