The top-ranked safety in the country is headed to the defending national champs.
Five-star safety Daxton Hill announced his decision on Saturday to flip his commitment from Michigan to Alabama. Shortly after, four-star cornerback Jeffery Carter decommitted from Texas A&M to switch to Alabama.
Hill is the No. 13 prospect in the nation according to the ESPN 300. Hill initially selected the Wolverines in September over Alabama, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State among others.
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The 6-foot-1, 187-pound Hill out of Booker T. Washington High School, is the younger brother of Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill, who will be in the NFL draft after this season.
The early signing period begins in less than two weeks but Hill isn’t expected to sign his letter of intent until February according to ESPN.
Hill and Carter are now Alabama’s second- and third-highest commits, checking in right above offensive lineman Pierce Quick.
Alabama is now up to 19 commitments from the ESPN 300, which is the highest in the nation, followed by Georgia (13), Texas A&M (12) and Texas (12).
Alabama’s 24 total commitments comprises the top-rated class for 2019.
Hill’s coaches and teammates described the sensational athlete to Yurview back in September.
Head Coach Brad Calip:
“He’s a very humble kid, a very quiet kid. Probably the best player I have ever coached. Such a humble kid that you wouldn’t know that he’s a D1 player but when you put him on film, he separates from a lot of players.”
WR JJ Hester:
“Very coachable. You need him to do something he’ll do it. You need him to play that position, he’ll play that position.”
RB Thomas Grayson:
“Dax, he’s real quiet in the locker room, but once you get out on the field he’s all about business. He comes downhill super fast, like a missile.”