Seeing is believing with Hilliard

Updated: January 2, 2010, 11:21 AM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPN RISE

The speed was there. So was the power. But what convinced Patterson (Patterson, La.) football coach Tommy Minton that Kenny Hilliard had a chance to be special was the running back's vision.

He didn't look to just run over or past defenders, which he easily could have. Rather, he was patient, waiting for the slightest opening in the line to burst through. He took what his blockers gave him, playing within the system instead of trying to do it all on his own.

This show of maturity ...

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