Tulsa, Okla., native Dax Hill — one of Oklahoma State’s top recruiting targets — knows all about the Cowboys.
His familiarity with coach Mike Gundy’s program should go a long way in the elite safety’s recruitment, according to The Oklahoman reporter Nathan Ruiz.
Hill’s mother, Tia Hill, said she doesn’t expect her son to take an official visit to either Oklahoma State or Oklahoma, both of which made Hill’s short list.
Hill’s high school coach, Brad Calip, said he thinks the Cowboys might even have a slight advantage.
From The Oklahoman:
Dax’s other choices are Oklahoma, Ohio State, Michigan, Clemson and Alabama, where he took an official visit last weekend that his mother said went “very, very well.” Tia added that Dax, 247Sports’ top-ranked player in Oklahoma, will likely not take official visits to the two in-state schools, given he has already spent plenty of time around the programs.
That familiarity could go a long way in Dax’s decision.
“I think Oklahoma State has a little edge,” Tulsa Washington coach Brad Calip said, “because he knows all about them.”
247Sports.com’s composite rankings lists Hill as the No. 8 overall prospect in the 2019 class and the No. 1 safety.
Dax Hill would easily be one of the highest-rated players to land in Stillwater, Okla., in program history. He’d also help mend Gundy’s image as a lackluster recruiter.
The composite 5-star athlete has interest from Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State and Clemson.
247Sports’ Crystal Ball predictions have Oklahoma and Oklahoma State as the two frontrunners for Hill. A majority of writers believe the Sooners are the favorite.
A lot can change, however, between now and the December signing period.