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Michigan freshman safety Daxton Hill among top-10 fastest players in the nation

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Incoming freshman and top-rated safety Daxton Hill has Jabrill Peppers like speed

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Michigan’s 2019 recruiting class finished at eighth overall in the nation and best in the Big Ten. One player in the class landed on the nations top-10 faster player list, according to 247 Sports.

Five-star safety Daxton Hill was the Wolverines highest-ranked commit at No. 14 overall in the country for 2019. The Tulsa, Oklahoma native was also the nations top-rated safety and he’s also one of the fastest players in the country with a 4.30 40-yard dash at Nike’s “The Opening” event. To put this in perspective, former Wolverine and current Cleveland Brown safety Jabrill Peppers ran a 4.40 40-yard dash.

The recent story by 247 Sports breaks down the top-10 list and Hill came in at No. 6 with this breakdown of why from Michigan Insider’s Sam Webb.

247Sports take: “The top-ranked safety in the 2019 class per the 247Sports Composite, Hill comes to Ann Arbor with sizable expectations. Sam Webb, the publisher over at Michigan Insider, believes he’ll become an impact player in his first season under defensive coordinator Don Brown’s direction. “I think he has to be ‘a guy’ for Michigan in season one if the defense is going to be in the vicinity of last year’s unit. I won’t be surprised if he is the day-one starter, and I would be surprised if he is NOT the starter by the midway point of the season,” Webb said earlier this spring.”

Hill is likely an immediate impact player from the 2019 recruiting class and should see the field early. Hill’s speed and athleticism is unique and may allow him to play multiple positions like Jabrill Peppers.

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