Michigan beats out Alabama for 5-star S Dax Hill


The criticism of Michigan’s recruiting strategy may never see print again as the Wolverines staff beat out Alabama and Oklahoma for 5-star safety prospect, Dax Hill.

“I thank all the universities for recruiting me and taking time to invest in me,” Hill said via a Twitter announcement. “With that being said, I will be committing to the University of Michigan!”

The No. 12 overall player in the 2019 class, Hill is a Tulsa, Okla. native and attends Booker T. Washington High School.

Following an official visit to Michigan over the weekend, Hill’s commitment to the maize and blue was secure.

The nation’s top overall safety recruit, Hill was right there with 5-star defensive end Zach Harrison as Michigan’s top remaining target. Although the pledge came shortly after his weekend visit, the battle for Hill was anything but easy for Jim Harbaugh and his staff.

Photo via Dax Hill/TwitterThey were up against the odds.

  • Hill is from the South
  • His home state’s school had a Heisman winner last season and already looks like a playoff team in 2018
  • Alabama?came knocking a loooong time ago, and wanted his services?bad

Beating out the Crimson Tide for a recruit is the hardest thing to do in recruiting. Beating them for a recruit from the South is even more difficult.

Nonetheless, Harbaugh and Co. triumphed over Nick Saban and Co. for the most exciting prospect to commit to the Wolverines since Rashan Gary in 2016.

Keep up with The Wolverine Lounge as we assess the impact of Hill’s commitment, go to the film room, and tell you why he’s got a good shot to start as a true freshman.

All recruiting rankings come from the 247Sports Composite Rankings


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