Kylin Hill is an All-SEC running back for Mississippi State with just shy of 3,000 yards out of the backfield in his three seasons in Starkville. Hill rushed for 1,350 yards last year as a junior and Kentucky fans saw 120 of them in the Bulldogs’ win over the Cats. He is already among the top ten rushers in school history, and stands to climb toward the all-time record this upcoming season.
But not if the state of Mississippi’s current flag still flies.
Hill joined the movement to change his state’s flag, which includes the Confederate emblem, by threatening to step away from the Mississippi State football program. A native of Columbus, Mississippi, Hill tweeted, “Either change the flag or I won’t be representing this State anymore.”
Either change the flag or I won’t be representing this State anymore ? & I meant that .. I’m tired https://t.co/IzizpWLoIg
— Kylin Hill (@H_Kylin) June 22, 2020
Hill’s warning came in response to Mississippi governor Tate Reeves’ statement on proposed legislation to create a “separate but equal” flag. It also follows the Southeastern Conference pulling its championships out of Mississippi until a change is made, which was then followed by Conference USA doing the same earlier today.