Michigan DC says DB Dax Hill may be 'best cover guy in the B1G'
There was a lot of excitement surrounding Dax Hill as a recruit in Michigan’s 2019 lass. The five-star defensive back was expected to sign with Alabama but flipped at the last minute and committed to the Wolverines, ensuring that defensive coordinator Don Brown would have even more talent to work with in the coming years.
Now, Brown is praising the former five-star safety as perhaps one of the best players in the B1G.
“I’m not sure he isn’t the best cover guy in the B1G, to be honest with you,” Brown said on Wednesday, per the Detroit Free Press.
Hill played in all 13 games for Michigan as a true freshman in 2019, including 12 contests on defense. Though he started the season in more of a special teams and rotational role, he developed into a key contributor as the year progressed. Now, he might be one of the Wolverines’ top defensive players, just one year later.
At the end of his freshman season, Hill collected 36 tackles (3 for loss), defended 4 passes, recovered a pair of fumbles and intercepted a pass. His best performance came near the end of the year, when he made his first career start against Indiana on the road. In that game, Hill accounted for 8 tackles and an interception in a 39-14 win.
Now that Michigan looks to replace a plethora of talent on the defensive side of the football, Hill will have the opportunity to take over the spotlight. And if Brown already thinks Hill is one of the best cover guys in the conference, it’ll be a lot of fun to watch the sophomore in action.