Dax Hill will make his second official visit this upcoming weekend.
The five-star safety prospect out of Tulsa’s Booker T. Washington announced his plans via Twitter on Wednesday. It has been an expected trip, but it’s noteworthy nonetheless.
📍AA this weekend〽️
— Dirty30 (@daxhill5) September 13, 2018
Hill’s first official visit was to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to check in with Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide back in June. He also visited Alabama for its spring game and visited unofficially recently, suggesting Alabama is under serious consideration for the blue-chipper from T-town.
As for Michigan, all signs point to the khaki pants-led Wolverines being a serious contender for Hill. UM has gained serious traction with him, and several experts have taken notice by placing their predictions in favor of the school. In fact, many believe it’s a two team race between Michigan and Alabama. They both are top 3 in his up-to-date crystal ball and account for the last 11 predictions dating back to July.
I wouldn’t go as far as to say it’s down to two, but I do buy the fact that Michigan is in his current top 3. In an interview with a Michigan 247 site this week, he didn’t shy away from showing love for the program — or its current commits.
“With Michigan I’ve created good relationships with the commits,” he said of why he likes UM. “Mostly all of them at The Opening and before The Opening. Just texting them and we are in group chat. (I like) the coaches too… just the way I communicate with the coaches.
“I feel like I know everything about Michigan,” he said. “When I went up there they talked about their alumni and how if football doesn’t work, you can always hit somebody up that used to go there. They’ll connect you with a person. So the alumni, that was one thing that I loved about (Michigan).”
Hill’s decision won’t come as quick as his 4.3 speed, but he’s nearly knocked off two of his five allowed official visits per NCAA rules. After this weekend, he will have made them both to two of his likely frontrunners.
It’s unclear if his commitment timeline will change after this weekend — or exactly what the timeline is to begin with, for that matter — but a trip to Ann Arbor could be the beginning of the end for his long-discussed recruitment process.