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BTW’s Hill Brothers Prepare for the Next Level

By MIKE MOGUIN
GTR Sports Writer

DAX HILL: The senior Hornet defensive back recently signed to play for the University of Michigan next season.


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It has been an eventful month for the Hill brothers.

Dax Hill, who just completed his senior season at Booker T. Washington, signed with the school he originally committed to.

His older brother, Justice, a BTW alum and an Oklahoma State running back, decided to skip his senior season and declare for the NFL draft. Justice Hill also did not play in the Cowboys’ Liberty Bowl win against Missouri on New Year’s Eve. He said he would skip it to focus on the NFL.

Dax Hill, a defensive back, committed to Michigan on Sept. 18, but he flipped to then top-ranked Alabama on Dec. 8. However, on early national signing day, he flipped back to the Wolverines.

The younger Hill, who was the Gatorade Oklahoma Player of the Year and played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio earlier this month, finished 2018 with 93 tackles, including nine for losses and two forced fumbles. On offense, Dax Hill caught 13 passes for 360 yards and seven touchdowns while helping the Hornets to the Class 6AII semifinals. BTW won the 6AII state championship in 2017, Dax’s junior campaign.

Reports from media publications indicate that Wolverine coach Jim Harbaugh continued to pursue Dax Hill despite the fact that he decommitted from the Big 10 school, which turned out to be temporary. His decision to revert back to Michigan became obvious when it was announced Michigan Football social media accounts on the morning of Dec. 19.

The older Hill finished his college career as the Cowboys’ 7th all-time leading rusher. He rushed for 3,539 yards and 30 touchdowns during his three-year tenure at OSU. Justice Hill left the first half of the Nov. 10 game against Oklahoma due to an injury and did not play in the last two regular season games. For 2018, he totaled 930 yards on nine TDs.
Justice Hill announced his decision to forego his remaining eligibility on Dec. 3.

Updated 01-18-2019

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