Hill Solid

Delano Hill got some cold feet this fall after verbally committing to Iowa in the spring. That feeling has past and the '13 Detroit S said the Hawkeyes are the team for him.

After experiencing second thoughts, 2013 Detroit safety Delano Hill said Tuesday that he will sign a national letter of intent with Iowa in February. He had talked about visiting Pittsburgh and looking around at other schools but changed his mind.

"I sat down and talked about it with my family," the 6-foot-1, 185-pounder said. "Me and my family both felt like Iowa was the best place for me to go to college."

Scout.com ranks Hill as a four-star prospect on its five-star scale. The service pegs the Cass Tech product as the No. 24 safety nationally in his class.

"(Hill is) a good-sized safety and a sure tackler in the open field," Scout.com Midwest Recruiting Analyst Allen Trieu said. "(He) does a good job of diagnosing plays, finding the football and coming in under control when attacking ball carriers. In coverage, he can play over the tight end and slot and cover man to man or in zone.

"Continuing to improve his footwork and quickness will allow him to cover faster slot receivers in the future. Good overall ball skills and athleticism to go with his size."

Hill verbally committed to the Hawkeyes in April. Recently, he decided to look around and consider visits.

Hill is Iowa's highest rated recruit in the '13 class. The Hawkeyes have two freshmen from Cass Tech in Ruben Lile and Laron Taylor, both of whom redshirted this fall.

Iowa is believed to have 15 verbal commitments in the current class. A 16th, Matt Vandeberg, is expected to accept a gray shirt.

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