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John Niyo and Dave Goricki talk about college football's early signing period with analyst Allen Trieu and four local players, including Canton's Darius Robinson. The Detroit News

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Recruiting can provide drama and, sometimes, fireworks, as Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh promised this week on his podcast.

Daxton Hill’s recruitment provided both.

Once a Michigan commitment, Hill recently flipped to Alabama. But the five-star safety from Oklahoma is now officially a Wolverine, having signed his letter of intent Wednesday, the first day of the signing period.

Hill is the top-ranked player in Michigan’s class. As of Wednesday morning, Michigan’s class is ranked No. 1 in the Big Ten and No. 7 nationally by 247Sports Composite.

The 6-foot, 186-pound Hill was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Oklahoma in 2018-2019.  He had 93 tackles as a senior at Booker T. Washington, including nine tackle for loss, one sack, two interceptions, nine pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

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He also caught 13 passes for 360 yards and seven touchdowns senior year and had a a 55-yard rushing score Hill also had 71 tackles and five interceptions as a junior.

achengelis@detroitnews.com

Twitter: @chengelis

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