5-star safety Daxton Hill commits to Michigan

The biggest fish in Jim Harbaugh’s 2019 recruiting pond says he’s coming to Ann Arbor.

Daxton Hill, a 5-star safety from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, announced his commitment to Michigan on Tuesday — picking the Wolverines over Alabama, Oklahoma and a host of others.

Hill is the No. 12-ranked player in the 2019 class and the No. 1 safety overall.

“I thank God for putting me in this position and giving me the talent to perform with my teammates,” Hill wrote via Twitter. “I thank my team for getting me better (every day) and I wouldn’t be here without you guys. Secondly, I would like to thank my parents for sacrificing their time to take me to practices, games and their support throughout this process. A huge (shout out) to my trainer, Dwight Dobbins, for taking the time to train me and improving me as a defensive back. Coach Red Thompson, I appreciate you developing me into the student-athlete I am today.

“I thank all the universities for recruiting me and taking time to invest in me. With that being said, I will be committing to the University of Michigan. Go Blue.”

Hill is the second 5-star prospect currently committed to Michigan’s 2019 class, joining offensive/defensive lineman Christopher Hinton. Michigan’s class now sits at 23 commitments.

As far as measurables go, the 6-foot, 186-pound Hill has recorded a 4.3-second laser timed 40-yard dash, a 43.6-inch vertical jump and a 4.22-second shuttle run.

In terms of Hill’s overall standing in the 2019 class, plenty of scouts consider him to be the fastest player in the group.

Last week, 247sports analyst Steve Lorenz told the Free Press that a Hill commitment might be the “best win” of Harbaugh’s tenure.

“I think he’s that good. I think this kid is a stud,” Lorenz said. “He would walk in and play next year. Almost assuredly.”


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