2019 Dax Hill signs with Michigan

CoolBreeze

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they've had a ton of transfers and kids going pro. The will have a bad year next year.
Michigan is a good school and if he is good enough he will make it to the league anyway. I mean, there won't be any championships in his tenure but at least he gets to wear that funky helmet design in the freezing cold a few years.
 

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This morning on PFT live Mike Florio named three NFL teams who wanted to talk to Harbaugh and said there was another, un-named team. Of course, he also said it'd take them breaking the bank, but when you have leverage who doesn't get a huge contract?

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bamabill123

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I've read this theory, what do you think? He was all BLUE all the time, he was told by the coaching staff to switch to bama so they could grab the headlines on NSD saying "MICH flips bama 5 star". if true that's pretty low. surely even tan pants would not sink that far. Or would he?
 

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I've read this theory, what do you think? He was all BLUE all the time, he was told by the coaching staff to switch to bama so they could grab the headlines on NSD saying "MICH flips bama 5 star". if true that's pretty low. surely even tan pants would not sink that far. Or would he?
I don't buy it. That's a fan theory thing. He switched, his parents pulled a cyrus on him.

That or he switched and saw we were still aggressively recruiting batlle and eventually went with his parents top choice.

Or harbaugh threatended to have a sleep over with him.
 

Bamabirdie

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Michigan is a good school and if he is good enough he will make it to the league anyway. I mean, there won't be any championships in his tenure but at least he gets to wear that funky helmet design in the freezing cold a few years.
Michigan is a great university with a rich football tradition.
Bama is not for everyone...see Rashaan Gary.
Regardless, my paranoia gene is acting up since yesterday.
Why did he announce his flip, and then reverse so quickly?
And, why was Jordan Battle, another safety, the first guy we signed?
Did Hill inform us that he had changed his mind....or did the GOAT smell a rat, and move on?
Only the Shadow knows....or, maybe Jambama.
 

RTR91

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I don't buy it. That's a fan theory thing. He switched, his parents pulled a cyrus on him.

That or he switched and saw we were still aggressively recruiting batlle and eventually went with his parents top choice.

Or harbaugh threatended to have a sleep over with him.
Believe Battle plans to play CB, so the parents would be the primary factor here.
 

bamabill123

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Believe Battle plans to play CB, so the parents would be the primary factor here.
when hill flipped to bama he refused all interviews with the media concerning the flip, hmm, why was this? according to garcia, he did one interview with a tulsa paper and was very very vague about his commitment. makes me wonder.
 

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I don't buy it. That's a fan theory thing. He switched, his parents pulled a cyrus on him.

That or he switched and saw we were still aggressively recruiting batlle and eventually went with his parents top choice.

Or harbaugh threatended to have a sleep over with him.
I read on another board before he signed with Michigan, but after Battle flipped , that Hill May have second thoughts because he was told Bama would only take 2 safeties this cycle. I guess the staff was not confident on Battle when he was told this. The feeling was that regardless, Hill was standing by his commitment. I don’t know if any of this is true, but it sounds plausible.
 

RTR91

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when hill flipped to bama he refused all interviews with the media concerning the flip, hmm, why was this? according to garcia, he did one interview with a tulsa paper and was very very vague about his commitment. makes me wonder.
Not really. Some guys just don't like to do media.
 

B1GTide

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There are two prevailing theories up here - one is that his parents pressured him to switch back to UM, and the other is that Harbaugh promised him that he was staying at UM. The second has several variations, but the fact is that Hill and his family have said nothing, so we just don't know.

We know that he flipped to Alabama, but he never said why. We know that he flipped back to UM, but he has not said why.

Oh yeah, and the folks at Okie State are still salty about not landing such a great talent in their back yard.
 

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Hill's Dad has some weird quotes though...He keeps referring the the Michigan network and how that will help his son after school. Dax even said something to the effect of, If I need anything after school's over I can just hit up a UM alum? ( NOT a direct quote, but very similar.) It was just odd...
There are two prevailing theories up here - one is that his parents pressured him to switch back to UM, and the other is that Harbaugh promised him that he was staying at UM. The second has several variations, but the fact is that Hill and his family have said nothing, so we just don't know.

We know that he flipped to Alabama, but he never said why. We know that he flipped back to UM, but he has not said why.

Oh yeah, and the folks at Okie State are still salty about not landing such a great talent in their back yard.
 

jambama1

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There are two prevailing theories up here - one is that his parents pressured him to switch back to UM, and the other is that Harbaugh promised him that he was staying at UM. The second has several variations, but the fact is that Hill and his family have said nothing, so we just don't know.

We know that he flipped to Alabama, but he never said why. We know that he flipped back to UM, but he has not said why.

Oh yeah, and the folks at Okie State are still salty about not landing such a great talent in their back yard.
his parents pressured him to switch back to UM, and the other is that Harbaugh promised him that he was staying at UM these are one in the same as to what happened.
 

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Hill's Dad has some weird quotes though...He keeps referring the the Michigan network and how that will help his son after school. Dax even said something to the effect of, If I need anything after school's over I can just hit up a UM alum? ( NOT a direct quote, but very similar.) It was just odd...
That just sounds like a general Michigan recruiting pitch (like, the school, not specifically the football program). They have a really high (probably inflated) view of the power and influence of their alumni network (which to be fair, is pretty massive and well-represented in major urban employment centers). Sounds like they did a good job selling that to Dax and his family.
 

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I know having Michigan on your resume represents panache to some . . . but I would think in Tulsa, midwest/southern schools would carry more weight. In fact, he should have signed with Vanderbilt or Stanford if that was such a concern.
 

B1GTide

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I know having Michigan on your resume represents panache to some . . . but I would think in Tulsa, midwest/southern schools would carry more weight. In fact, he should have signed with Vanderbilt or Stanford if that was such a concern.
Realistically, it is not the name on the degree that matters as much as the network. UM's network is better than Ohio State's - it is a legitimate force. Whether that extends into the Midwest, I have no idea.
 

BamaMoon

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Realistically, it is not the name on the degree that matters as much as the network. UM's network is better than Ohio State's - it is a legitimate force. Whether that extends into the Midwest, I have no idea.
meh...do we really think that is what is driving his thought process. All he (and every other 5 star) is concerned about is the NFL.

That's what makes this so bizzare when you consider what CNS does with 5 stars.
 

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There are two prevailing theories up here - one is that his parents pressured him to switch back to UM, and the other is that Harbaugh promised him that he was staying at UM. The second has several variations, but the fact is that Hill and his family have said nothing, so we just don't know.

We know that he flipped to Alabama, but he never said why. We know that he flipped back to UM, but he has not said why.

Oh yeah, and the folks at Okie State are still salty about not landing such a great talent in their back yard.
Dax's dad was quoted as saying it came down to Dax wanting to be closer to home and T-town is about 250 miles closer to Tulsa. Not sure of the context of the quote and it may have been a snarky response to the reporter based on Dax's reason.
 

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meh...do we really think that is what is driving his thought process. All he (and every other 5 star) is concerned about is the NFL.

That's what makes this so bizzare when you consider what CNS does with 5 stars.


... methinks the bold part of your post is a gross generalization, ... and a false one at that. :)
 

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