this may be of some local interest
Hello: Khalid Hill
I can honestly say I didn't see that one coming. Welcome to the michigan family mr. Hill!
Probably top TE in MI...most likely will be a high 3-star to the gurus. Looks like Hoke & co. saw something special with such an early offer.
I thought you stopped following recruiting?
Considering he was the MVP as a TE at camp and was offered soon after probably speaks otherwise, but I'm sure we won't know until an interview comes out with Mr. Hill.
"It's a tight end/H-Back kind of deal. He's a utility guy, who will be motioning from fullback, get work done in the slot. They'll move him around a lot. They sat him down and told him how they're going to use him. They said he'd do a lot of what Kevin Koger did last year."
I read that as "TE MVP" as in, MVP at his position... am I reading that wrong? Was he really the best overall player at the camp? If so then hot damn, we got ourselves a pretty sweet weapon.
I believe I read that he was MVP at the TE position specifically. Other positions had their own MVP awards.
We do have an H-back role on the team. He seems like a pretty good size for that spot.
Nice to see some early commits. Welcome Khalid
Nice field at the 2:00 mark. Seems he's looking for a somewhere to run where he isn't ankle deep in water rather than running from tacklers haha.
He looks pretty good rumbling, bumbling, stumbling!
Classy = Having doves released when you score a touchdown.
Well played and welcome Mr. Hill.
This should accompany every commit post.
Central was his only other offer?
It's okay because all he does is win.
They offered him based on a camp performance. Any time the coaches offer a prospect after seeing him that in depth, you don't really worry about the offer list or recruiting rankings. They know talent and they liked what they saw, that's all you really need to know I think.
Don't hate on the second-best football program in the state.
Has this been a trend during Hoke's time as a Head Coach at his previous stops to develop a large recruiting class early in the process? It sure seems like it so far at Michigan.
Probably a 3 star to Rivals, 4 star to Scout.
Didn't see it coming either, but he was on campus today and he jumped on the offer right away.
Comes from the same school as Brandon Graham.
Rivals has him listed as a weakside defensive end, but almost everywhere else he is a tight end. I'm assuming off of our needs though that he will be a tight end though. But all that doesn't matter, welcome to the family, Khalid!
6-2 230 for a TE/DE? I guess he can grow, but that's pretty small for those positions. I wonder if they are planning on moving him.
230 as a HS junior isn't exactly "small" for a TE.
6-2 is, though.
But he's not a TE...
Aaron Hernandez is 6'2" he did alright for himself in the NFL this year.
Mayne Hoke saw what Belichick did to Hernadez, and is about to do the same. TE/RB would be nice. isnt it like brandon Jacob's size too
kinda like what Chris Cooley kinda was in Washington from 2005-2008?
Looks like he'll be a high 3 star type. Glad we got a TE early in the process. Welcome to the team!
brother named Khalil. Any info on whether he is also a potential M recruit?
He is, according to ESPN. He is a 5'9 CB, so not identical twin obviously!
Welcome to Michigan Khalid! GO BLUE!
6'2" and 235 at this age ... I wonder what his upside weight potential is?
Woooo! Now we only have to wait another day or two and we'll have another TE. That's how it works still right? Hello: Breneman?!
With that avatar I want to see a comment from you in every Hello post.
I usually comment in them, so I'll try and keep it up, sir.
Despite being Division 4, Crockett won the Detroit PSL title this year. When we were preparing for the playoffs, we kept a keen on on which region we would end up. We did NOT want to go against Crockett. Remarkably, they did not make it to the finals, losing to the team that beat us the previous week.
Welcome to Michigan Khalid.
Hoke missed out on Grant and said F this! Getting to work early, two Michigan commits so far. Only one for Sparty.
Try three: Shane Morris, Dymonte Thomas and now Khalid Hill.
Allen T highlighted him in an emerging juniors piece, apparently he did well at a few camps and was the best tight end at Maximum Exposure. With this amount of respect already I think you can assume he will be a 4* prospect.
I know ESPN may be dumb, and fake 40s are fake, but that's not a great sign if he's a TE at that size.
I have to think he's a DE or he's gotten a lot faster (or bigger).
5.11 is pretty slow (if true). How does his speed look on film?
Mr. Hill. Make the best of it. You are amoung an elite family now. Again, wewlcome.
Look at his video. He's clearly faster than a 5.11.
Michigan is really starting to dominate Detroit.
This coaching staff has picked up 3 guys from Cass Tech, 1 from King and now one from Detroit PSL Champion Crockett.
FYI, Crockett was the only other team to beat Cass Tech (state champions) this season other than Funchess & Ojemudia of Farmington Hills Harrison.
Gonna be a very interesting season this fall since Michigan is the favorite for DB/WR J.D. Lewis on Cass Tech. They most likely will play Crockett so I look forward to seeing him against Hill.
Also another player to keep an eye out for is 6'2/290 defensive tackle Kenton Gibbs of Cass Tech as well.
apparently scouts are raving about him having quick feet
Because guys are eager to be the one that broke the news?
I think they both serve a useful purpose. The board "hello" post is instantaneous news. The main page "hello" post is shortly-after-the-fact news with substantive commentary and analysis. I don't mind knowing the news right away. And the "hello" is something I will admit I scan for on the board post titles.
You just wonder how he was able to decide so fast when other commits kill themselves for the next year. Now he can focus on working out and doing well his senior year.
I trust what Hoke is doing, he seems like the perfect size for an H-back, thought he does seem to be a little small for a TE. I am kind of wondering with our lack of depth at TE if we might see more of Hopkins in that role and use a lot less of a TE.
4.0 and engineering???
I would honestly rather have a guy with potential (and versatility, in his case) who commits the second he gets an offer because he loves Michigan than a blue chip recruit who needed a long sales pitch to come here.
A blue chip who loves Michigan is even better.
I like the practice of offering guys guys from Detroit. We missed out on some great prospects in Gholston and Thomas in previous years we can't keep doing that.
Good hands and a feel for the ball. He can bring it too. Some nice tackles in his highlights reel.
Congratulations Khalid and welcome aboard!
Anyone know where to pick up the Detroit Football t shirt he is wearing on the "Hello" post? I would buy one instantly.
If I understand correctly from the hello post that 5.11 forty is from february of lat year when he was a sophomore. He's had time to already increase his speed and also has time till he gets on campus. This seems like a great pick up.
Great pickup. They are saying that he will probably be used as an Hback type. We dont really have this type of player on our roster yet. Can lead block, catch passes in the flats, or just line up as a second tight end.