- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Delano Hill (Detroit/Cass Tech) was thoroughly impressed with Iowa when he first visited the Hawkeyes in late March. His second trip to Iowa City confirmed to him the Hawkeyes were the best fit for him.
“I saw the same things I saw on my first trip,” Hill said shortly after returning from Iowa. “I like how the coaches treated the players and how they interact with the players.”
The 6-foot, 190-pound junior will begin his career at free safety, but Hawkeyes safeties coach Darrell Wilson wants Hill to learn strong safety, too.
“Coach Wilson said he likes how I find the ball in the air and get interceptions and all,” Hill said.
Hill will join a pair of his former Cass Tech teammates when he makes it to Iowa in 2013. Class of 2012 Cass Tech products Ruben Lile and Laron Taylor signed with Iowa in February.
“They told me it’s a good city, different from the city we live in,” Hill said. “They said I’m going to like it.”
The Hawkeyes beat out a Big Ten foe Illinois for his services.
Hill is Iowa's third commitment in the 2013 class and all have come since April 4.
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