Out of Detroit, Lavert Hill is one of the best shut-down corner backs in the class of 2016 and Michigan just got him. Choosing to stay close to home, Hill narrowed his search down to Michigan and Michigan State. The Wolverines won out in the end and will be taking bragging rights along with it. Rated as the nations 12th best corner in the country, Hill should see the field sooner than later. His athletic intangibles combined with his football smarts are too much to keep on the sidelines.
Hill played wide-receiver and also returned kicks in high school, leaving the possibility of a Charles Woodson type role open for him. Although 5’10” 170 pounds, Hill avoids being bullied by bigger wide receivers with his incredible tenacity. At four-stars, Hill also contribute a bit of star power to an already strong recruiting class. Critics must think a lot of Hill because he was selected to this year’s US Army All-American Game. At 135th nationally, UM received yet another top-300 recruit. With Hill’s commitment, Michigan moves closer to Ohio State as the best class in the Big Ten on the recruiting period’s final day.
Hill has all the skills and smarts to be a big factor in the Big Ten in the years to come. Look for Hill to become a major factor for in the maize and blue before too long.