Sophomore receiver to transfer to another school

Updated: August 17, 2005, 4:43 PM ET
Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. -- Sophomore wide receiver Amp Hill left the LSU football team and will transfer to another school, LSU coach Les Miles announced on Wednesday.

Hill had missed practice both Monday and Tuesday.

Hill came to LSU as one of the nation's most highly touted high school receivers in 2003 after a stellar prep career at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Fla.

The announcement of his departure did not say where he was transfering to.

Last season Hill played in three games and had no receptions. Hill redshirted as a true freshman in 2003 after suffering a season-ending knee injury during fall camp.

The knee injury hampered him last season, but in an interview last week with the Baton Rouge Advocate, Hill was optimistic that the injury was behind him.

"I'm all the way back," Hill said at the time. "Now I'm ready to go for the season."

An All-America selection out of high school, Hill was ranked as one of the nation's best wide receiver prospects. As a senior, Hill caught 60 passes for 765 yards and eight touchdowns.


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