We don’t have spring football but we can still look ahead to the next college football season. Here is a series of breakout players at each position for next season, ending today with the defensive backs.
Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.
DAXTON HILL, Michigan
The skinny: Hill provided one of the biggest surprises of the 2019 Early Signing Period when he flipped from Alabama to Michigan. He had actually been committed to the Wolverines initially before doing his flip to the Tide and then back to Ann Arbor.
While it took Hill a little bit of time to adjust to the speed of the college game, he proved he deserved the five-star hype. He finished his true freshman season with 36 tackles, three tackles for loss, one interception and three pass breakups. He finished strong, too: 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and an interception came in his last three games.
Farrell’s take: Just watch: Hill is going to be a star. As a five-star out of high school he was beyond sudden and so explosive to the football, and I felt he could also impact on special teams as well. He’s going to be one of the best defensive backs in the Big Ten.