Most fans of the Michigan Wolverines and media members alike did not expect to see 5-star safety Daxton Hill re-flip to the Maize and Blue.
With recruiting, one must expect the unexpected.
There were a lot of reactions when the news shook the recruiting world this morning. Here are reactions from U-M 2019 class members Joey Velazquez and Mike Morris.
Defensive lineman Mike Morris
“Happy he back with us. Go Blue.”
Viper Joey Velazquez
“I thought that was huge. We all knew he was coming back, but once it was official that was huge for our class and the team.”
Interesting to hear Velazquez knew Hill would be signing with Michigan. I certainly had no idea, so this was a pleasant surprise for me, as I’m sure it was for most Michigan fans.
Some of my favorite reactions were from fans of both Michigan and Alabama. Below are some of my absolute favorites.
First, the Michigan fans...
I'm a lil late but here we go anyway.— Lord Chuppington III (@TheSportsJim) December 19, 2018
Michigan Twitter after
Daxton Hill's commitment. pic.twitter.com/COwUGrH5FZ
This is pretty accurate. I woke up to this news and felt like I had just drank three cups of coffee. I was ready for the rest of my day, no doubt.
so glad Daxton Hill flipped back to Michigan.. kid runs a 4.3 lol— Pedro Morales Magonzales Morotto Malosso Megusto (@SirRoute) December 19, 2018
This is accurate. Hill instantly becomes one of Michigan’s fastest players, if not the fastest. A classmate of Hill’s, wide receiver Giles Jackson, runs a 4.4. Mike Sainristil, another 2019 receiver who signed with Michigan on Wednesday, is also a speed demon, so speed was obviously an emphasis for the offense in this class.
Outstanding job by the staff today. I’m not greedy. Daxton Hill was the best thing that could’ve happened today. Be happy UM fans. This is a great class.— Carl Anderson (@CAnderson821) December 19, 2018
Carl Anderson is keeping it real here.
Don’t be greedy and wish the staff reeled in 5-star Zach Harrison. Be happy with what Michigan got. Getting Hill back was a fortune to begin with. Michigan has the No. 7 class in the country. No room to complain about that.
Now...how about a couple salty Bama fans?
Daxton Hill (what a child that cannot even live up to his word! another piece of garbage that can only watch National Championship games from the sideline as Alabama will just roll over everyone as usual!! You will regret when you don't get drafted in round 1!!! loss of money!!— john anderson (@jpa1212) December 19, 2018
I love how John Anderson throws in the first parentheses but fails to put in the closing parentheses. I could say other things, but I don’t wanna waste my time with this fool.
Let’s move on.
Daxton Hill really going lie to us and say he committing to Alabama just to turn around and sign his career over to Michigan this morning, I’m sick ♀️— 2|25 ♓️ (@offdestiny__) December 19, 2018
I mean, if Nick Saban didn’t lie in the first place and tell Hill Harbaugh and the other coaches were leaving, he never would’ve committed to Alabama in the first place.
Sorry, not sorry.
Here are a few members of the media chiming in on the Hill news:
This is a massive win for Jim Harbaugh in every way.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) December 19, 2018
Daxton Hill may be the fastest straight line player in the 2019 class. An elite talent this program needs and almost lost.
Had to get him back. And did exactly that.
Daxton Hill a Rare Safety Talent, Even at #Michigan - He will be among the best athletes the Wolverines have ever had at his position. 6-1, 190, 4.3 forty, 43.6-inch vertical. The closest on a pure athlete scale in past 30 years is Tripp Welborne - https://t.co/Zhb94fXWK6 pic.twitter.com/2oPsWNdT6k— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) December 19, 2018
Big get for @UMichFootball . Daxton Hill also wants to get into Sports Journalism. I think I know a few people from @UMich that can help him do that! #GoBlue https://t.co/AV8RcSHNi5— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) December 19, 2018
Daxton Hill news like ... pic.twitter.com/aWVJFMzEu3— Michael Spath (@MichaelSpathITH) December 19, 2018
Now...this was the greatest reaction to the news.
This was released back in September when Hill originally committed, but it resurfaced on my Twitter timeline today. I couldn’t leave this one out. Had to save the best for last.
Daxton Hill? pic.twitter.com/EGzn72yDXd— Patrick (@PankDankTank) September 19, 2018
What were your initial reactions when you heard the news? Leave them in the comments!