I'm guessing you do not follow The Hurry Up or Jeremy Birmingham. Hill has been luke warm for quite some time, missed events at OSU where he was expected to show, & has been on decommitment alert since spring / early summer. The other decommitment was a similar scenario.
If he was concerned with Kareem & too many RBs, maybe Kareem even reaffirmed and that was the cause for notifying OSU now (pure speculation, but equally as reliable as average play for the cause).
Let me help catch you up. Jeremy posts Hurry Up throughout the year
April -- Some scuttlebutt tonight that Ohio State's first 2016 commitment – Hubbard's George Hill – could be considering a flip to Michigan State.
I don't know if there's something behind the rumors and the smoke, but Hill definitely has not been as involved in things with the Buckeyes lately and there was some talk about this previously.
April -- Last night there was a bit of smoke swirling again about Hubbard, Ohio 2016 athlete George Hill, Ohio State's first commitment in the 2016 class, and his interest in Michigan State. We've talked about this particular rumor before, and Hill has all but laughed it off, but as continued discussion about it floats, it's harder and harder to ignore the possibility that he could end up elsewhere.
He was expected at Michigan State's spring game this past weekend, but did not make the trip, and as far as anyone knows he's not made any recent visits to East Lansing. I reached out to a few different people last night to try and get a better read on this situation, since Hill himself isn't much of a talker when it comes to the media.
The Buckeyes, for their part, haven't heard any sort of "issue" from Hill or his camp, so they're not necessarily concerned that anything is amiss. That said, they're months off of a national championship and are on an absolute roll in recruiting and if Hill decided to open up his options, Ohio State wouldn't skip a beat. If Hill wants to be a Buckeye, it's in his best interest to tread lightly, in my opinion.
Interestingly, Michigan State, I was told, was asked by Hill to consider recruiting him as a defensive back, which is obviously important to note for a few reasons. First, the Spartans' reputation for churning out defensive backs is formidable, even with Pat Narduzzi's departure to Pitt. Second, it would seem to indicate that Hill's issues with Ohio State – if in fact he has any – aren't related to the Buckeyes having commitments from Kareem Walker and Demario McCall, as many would speculate.
May - Multiple times over the last couple months, the rumors surrounding Ohio State's first 2016 commitment – Hubbard's George Hill – have swirled, repeatedly. Hill, "they" say, is looking at other schools, including Michigan State, and it's only a matter of time before he flips from Ohio State. The primary reason behind "their" opinion? Hill believes, apparently, that he was going to be the only running back in the Ohio State class, despite popular opinion being that only Kareem Walker is a "pure" running back for the Buckeyes. Hill, it's been said, will line up in more of a combination/hybrid role, similar to the one occupied currently by Ohio State's Jalin Marshall. If Hill's perceived unhappiness is related to Walker, that could come as a bit of a surprise.