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What a commitment from 5-star safety Daxton Hill would mean for Michigan

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This would be a huge addition to Michigan’s 2019 class.

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5-star safety Daxton Hill has 26 offers and counting. He has elite offers, but recently narrowed down his list to six — Michigan, Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

So what would it mean for the Wolverines if Hill chooses Ann Arbor?

Quite honestly, this would be a huge get for the Wolverines, and Hill could be the missing piece to a safety group that was underwhelming last year.

He makes an ideal safety to Michigan’s scheme because he’s not only quick, but he has the size to make big tackles, too. In fact, he made 76 solo tackles as a junior, which is insane for a safety.

He would also be able to force quick decisions from the quarterback and nab interceptions when those decisions are poor ones. What more could Michigan fans ask for?

Hill is not only a skilled safety, but he can also play cornerback when necessary, a valuable trait to have as a defensive back. An athlete who can play multiple positions tends to have a higher football IQ and can think quicker on their feet to react to the play at hand.

Hill would fair well at cornerback, too, because he played the position in high school when players were injured. He has the ability to successfully go man-to-man with strong receivers. His speed and length in a press coverage would suffocate the receivers just enough to disrupt the passing offense.

In a ranking by 247Sports, Hill is ranked No. 8 nationally, No. 1 in his home state of Oklahoma and No. 1 at the safety position. At 6-foot-2, he also runs a 4.7 and has a 37.5 vertical.

Although Hill is a prominent target for Michigan, 247Sports’ crystal ball is predicting Oklahoma as the favorite. But Hill is slated to take an official visit to Ann Arbor this fall when Michigan hosts SMU.

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