Michigan QB Shea Patterson discusses new offense after spring recreation, April 13, 2019 in Ann Arbor.
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Jim Harbaugh’s offseason podcasts have, for probably the most part, centered around conversations with the mother and father of his incoming 2019 football recruits. 

This week featured the very best-rated recruit: 5-star safety Daxton Hill. 


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Hill, maybe the fastest player within the 2019 recruiting class out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, signed with Michigan in December after a bit of a short-lived whirlwind that featured a quick dedication to Alabama. 

But the No. 1-ranked safety within the nation shall be a Wolverine. And Harbaugh hopes that happens as quickly as humanly attainable.

“I might wish to foyer for a second here for that June 1 date,” Harbaugh stated on his podcast this week with amusing during a conversation with Hill’s mother and father, Tia and Derrick Hill. “It’s actually beginning to sink in with me, too. That Dax studying the system and getting up right here just a little bit early really would assist. As a result of it’s sinking in that he will be enjoying very early in his career right here on the University of Michigan.” 

Hill, who was not an early enrollee, will graduate from Booker T. Washington Excessive Faculty on Might 16. The 2 plans for his arrival at U-M, per Tia Hill, have been both June 1 and June 15. 

Initially, she stated her son was contemplating taking a couple of more days in June earlier than arriving on campus. 

However now it appears Hill will probably be in Ann Arbor on June 1 to hit the bottom operating with workouts and summer time prep with the soccer group. It’s necessary to note that the actual football employees can’t do something with gamers till fall camp opens either in late July or early August. But Hill can get a head begin on the whole lot else earlier than things get too critical. 

“Since we recruited Daxton, there is a new rule in all of school soccer where as soon because the teenager graduates from school soccer they’re allowed to return to campus. From June 1 to July 1, when summer time faculty begins,” Harbaugh stated. “Now they will come up (earlier) and have a spot to stay, stay within the dorms and work out with the staff.” 

Where Hill matches in U-M’s defense remains to be seen, though a participant who ran a laser-timed 4.three-second 40-yard sprint in highschool ought to discover a means on the sector someplace. 

Michigan went with senior safety Josh Metellus and junior J’Marick Woods as the starters within the defensive backfield throughout spring camp. The nickel spot was occupied by third-yr sophomore Brad Hawkins. 

Hill, a 6-foot, one hundred ninety-pounder, can in all probability play any of these three positions within the defensive backfield. Michigan does not typically rotate its safeties, but the nickel nook job has all the time been a hybrid corner-security place. 

Hill played both offense and defense, at occasions, in high…