Daxton Hill, a 5-star defensive back prospect out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has just handed Michigan Wolverines fans some news they never wanted to hear. After committing to the Maize and Blue back in September, the class of 2019 stud has now flipped his pledge to the Alabama Crimson Tide.
This revelation has come from his Twitter account Saturday afternoon. Hill thanked the University of Michigan for their time and effort recruiting him before revealing that he intends to play out his NCAA career in Tuscaloosa.
The senior from Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington High School has recorded 213 tackles and 8 interceptions in his varsity high school career, and is ranked as the No. 1 safety prospect and No. 8 overall recruit in the nation by 247Sports.
This news has to hurt Jim Harbaugh and Michigan, who thought that they were getting a truly compelling young athlete for next year. Nick Saban wins again! There’s been a lot of that going around in recent years, hasn’t there?
Speedy safety Daxton Hill, the top-rated player in Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class, decommits and instead pledges to Alabama.https://t.co/6IAx7nHHPR
— Freep Sports (@freepsports) December 9, 2018
Alabama celebrates their success on a seemingly non-stop basis with Tua Tagovailoa up for the Heisman Trophy and sights set on another national title run. That mojo surely wasn’t lost on Daxton Hill, who’s putting himself in a position to take part in something extra-special at Bama.