Five-star safety Daxton Hill committed to Michigan football back in September. Just weeks ahead of the early signing period, he has announced a big flip. Hill is now set to play for Alabama football.
Hill is one of the country’s truly elite players.
247Sports‘ composite rankings have him as the No. 8 player in the entire class of 2019. He is the top-ranked safety in the nation.
The Tulsa native is also slotted in at No. 1 in the state of Oklahoma.
This evening, Daxton Hill announced his big flip to Alabama football.
From his Twitter account:
Respect it? pic.twitter.com/4jalHMrF50
— Dirty30 (@daxhill5) December 8, 2018
Hill’s full note, explaining the move:
“I would like to thank the University of Michigan for their love and support throughout this time of recruiting me. Thank you to all the coaches at Michigan that took their time to come see me play or reached out to make sure everything was well with my family and I. This was a tough decision for me and my family but I have decided to de-commit from the University of Michigan and flip my commitment to the University of Alabama!! #RTR”
This is a huge loss for Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines’ recruiting class.
Alabama remains No. 1 in the class of 2019 rankings, obviously. Michigan slides from the top 10, back to No. 11 in the country, and behind Ohio State for best class in the Big Ten.
Hill was Michigan’s only five-star commit.