One of the most contentious recruitments of the Class of 2019 was that of five-star safety Daxton Hill. After flipping from Michigan to Alabama and back to the Wolverines, he has joined the team head of the 2019 season. It was one of the stranger recruitment stories in recent memory and new details emerged as to how and why it happened.
In a recent edition of head coach Jim Harbaugh's "Attack Each Day" podcast, Hill's parents gave some insight into his recruitment.
Hill's mother explained that Daxton felt like he had made the wrong decision when he initially switched to Alabama. She revealed that he and the rest of the family "felt a peace" when he ultimately returned to Michigan.
Via The Michigan Insider:
"When it was down to that final decision — I know its was a whirlwind there just a little bit. But his Michigan visit made a total impression on him. He initially made the wrong switch, and when he decided to switch back within two days it was the we felt a peace between all of us as a family.”
Hill is the No. 14 overall prospect in the country per 247Sports. He is the No. 1 safety prospect in the class, and the No. 1 prospect from the state of Oklahoma. Per reports, he is competing for a starting
Securing Hill's signature has been a big get for Jim Harbaugh and company.
The team goes into the 2019 season with the highest-rated class in the Big Ten, claiming the top spot for the first time in years.
He is widely expected to start or at least see significant playing time in his freshman year.
In his senior year of high school, Hill recorded 93 tackles, nine tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an interception.