Found February 07, 2012 on Race Review Online:

 

Khalid Hill

A mere five days after the Michigan Wolverines had 25 highly touted recruits sign national letters of intent and officially became members of their 2012 recruiting class, junior tight end and defensive end prospect Khalid Hill (Detroit, MI) gave the Wolverines a verbal pledge to join the class of 2013.

 

"If you are wondering I did get the offer from U of M and I have committed," Hill posted on his Twitter account Monday afternoon.

 

Hill has always been a Michigan fan and got the scholarship offer from the Wolverines' coaching staff during an unofficial visit to campus.

 

"I thought (Monday) was really just to go meet the coaches and meet everybody at Michigan," the 6'2", 230 pound prospect told Tim Sullivan of TheWolverine.com. "I went up and toured everything, toured all the facilities and all of the academic places. I went through the Big House. I went all over Michigan today, I went all over the place.

 

"Coach Hoke came and got me, with [Crockett head coach Rod] Oden and my mom, and we were all in the room. Coach was like 'Yeah, Khalid you have a full-ride scholarship to the University of Michigan.'"

 

The Detroit Crockett High School standout was surprised at first by he offer, however after getting over his initial shock Hill decided to end his recruitment right then and there.

 

"I was like 'I want to commit to the University of Michigan.' Coach Hoke was excited, he got up and gave me a big hug," Hill said. "He was ecstatic about it, and everybody was ecstatic."

 

Hill's high school coach, Oden, told Sullivan that his star two-way threat will play the role of being Michigan's H-back position, which is a hybrid fullback and tight end. 

 

"He got the offer from Michigan (Monday) to play their tight end or h-back position," Oden said. "He's a lifelong Wolverine fan."

 

Hill joins Ohio safety Dymonte Thomas (Alliance, OH) and current 7-on-7 teammate Shane Morris (Warren, MI) as the first three commitments in Michigan's 2013 recruiting class.

 

"We have a big bond. Shane knows my strengths, I know his strengths," Hill said. "I know he needs me. We help each other out on the field. We've been together [on a team] for a little over a year now." 

 

Michigan is getting a solid pickup in Hill, who put on quite a show at the Adidas Maximum Exposure Combine last December and impressed the media members in attendance with his sure hands and ability to catch passes in traffic.

 

Photo courtesy of Scout.com.

THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Awards stolen from Michigan's Hemingway

Junior Hemingway completed his Michigan football career by being named Most Valuable Player of the Sugar Bowl. A month later, one of his prized possessions from that final game was stolen from his father's home in Conway, S.C. Hemingway's Sugar Bowl watch, along with a Gator Bowl watch and Outback Bowl ring from previous years, were among numerous valuables reported stolen...

White talks about Michigan

Scout.com caught up with Ryan White for a quick update on his thoughts on the Michigan Wolverines – his latest scholarship offer.

Novak's big night lifts Michigan over Nebraska

Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 22 Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46 on Wednesday night.

Michigan Gets Road Win, 62-46 Over Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 22 Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46 on Wednesday night.

Novak hits milestone in No. 22 Wolverines' rout

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 22 Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46 on Wednesday night.

No. 22 Michigan wins 62-46 at Nebraska (AP)

Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 22 Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46 on Wednesday night. The Wolverines (18-7, 8-4) outscored Nebraska 15-4 to start the second half and went on to only their second win in six Big Ten road games. The Cornhuskers (11-12, 3-9) lost their third straight.

Game 25: Michigan at Nebraska Open Thread

  Photo: Dustin Johnston Michigan travels to Nebraska tonight for its first Big Ten game against the Cornhuskers. Tip off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. (eastern) with Eric Collins and Shon Morris on the call. The Wolverines look to remain undefeated after a loss while gunning for their second road win of the 2011-12 campaign. Follow along and participate in the comments section below...

No. 22 Michigan defeats Cornhuskers 62-46

Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and No. 22 Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46 on Wednesday night.
All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.