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Hill switches to Michigan

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Four-star defensive back Delano Hill had been committed to Iowa since April, but an offer from Michigan earlier this week prompted a visit to Ann Arbor and ultimately resulted in the Wolverines' landing his commitment.
Hill made his commitment on Saturday while in Ann Arbor. Many of the Wolverine's commitments were also in Ann Arbor taking their official visits, including two of his Detroit Cass Tech teammates - Jourdan Lewis and David Dawson - who are also committed to Michigan as well as Detroit area prospects like Shane Morris and Khalid Hill.
"I know them and they were happy for me. They played on my 7-on-7 team," Hill said. "I am excited just to play for Michigan and play with my teammates and people I know."
The 6-foot, 190-pound Hill attended Michigan's bowl practice on Friday and returned to Ann Arbor Saturday for a second bowl practice. It was during his visit on Saturday that he informed the Michigan coaches he was committing.
"Today was just seeing how practice goes and seeing how the coaches interacted with the players," Hill said.
The recruitment with Michigan started earlier this week when Michigan offered Hill a scholarship and followed up with an in-home visit.
"Coach Fred Jackson came to my house Wednesday or Thursday," Hill said. "He came and talked to my mom and family. I learned a lot about Michigan and my family got comfortable with them. They liked the degree and how it was a better fit for me."
Hill is rated four-stars and ranked as the nation's No. 23 safety. He has played safety throughout his career at Cass Tech, but will start out at Michigan playing another position.
"Their plans for me are I am going to start off playing corner," Hill said. "If I don't like playing corner, I can always go back to playing safety. I think I can play all positions in the secondary, so it doesn't matter to me."
Hill has scheduled his official visit to Michigan for the weekend of Jan. 11. He informed Iowa coaches of his decision on Saturday as well, and said that was a difficult phone call.
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