Khalid Hill Becomes Michigan's Third Commit in 2013 Class, Will Play Tight End

Zach DirlamSenior Analyst IIFebruary 7, 2012

Brady Hoke and the Wolverines got their third commitment for the class of 2013 in tight end Khalid Hill.
Brady Hoke and the Wolverines got their third commitment for the class of 2013 in tight end Khalid Hill.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

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, Mich.) 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 "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, Mich.) 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.


Zach Dirlam is the Lead Editor of College Basketball and Big Ten Columnist for the Fox Sports, MSN and YardBarker affiliate website Sports at Work. He is also undergoing a trial period as a Michigan Football Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. Check out his blog, Dirlam’s Dirty Dugout Sports Blog, which features this story along with other articles and video reports on the major sports. Follow him on Twitter @ZachDirlam_SPAW!