Signing Day Impact: Michael Hill

It's National Signing Day in America, and recruits are faxing their letters of intent to their schools of choice across the country. Who is in the fold at Ohio State for the class of 2013?

Although defensive tackle Michael Hill might not be the most well-known Ohio State recruit, the Pendleton (SC) native is extremely talented.

Hill, 6-foot-2, 305-pounds, is a four-star U.S. Army All-America selection, and a player that compares favorably to former Buckeye Johnathan Hankins.

BREAKDOWN: Hill is a very athletic defensive lineman and he has the ability to play inside or outside on the next level depending on what type of front he plays in. He gets off the ball well, he has a quick first step, and he gets in the backfield often. He is very strong in the lower-body, but can still add strength in the upper-body. He plays with good pad level for an interior defensive line and he re-directs well. - Chad Simmons

Hill On Choosing Ohio State: "I visited Ohio State as soon as I got out of school last summer and they really stood out. I visited Tennessee, South Carolina, LSU, Florida, and Alabama in that same span, but I kept thinking about Ohio State. I just knew that was the school I needed to commit to," said Michael Hill.

Hill talks about what pushed the Buckeyes above the rest.

"First, it was Urban Meyer. He is a great coach and he really showed me how things were going to be if I came up there with him.

"A lot of things stood out to me when I was up there visiting too. It is a big college campus, but it is a tight community up there. I really liked that. I also like how they are strong in Finance because that is what I am looking to major in. I just seemed to fit in there and that is what is most important to me."

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