Analysis: 2016 CB Lavert Hill
Lavert Hill further justified himself as the best cornerback from the Midwest by limiting Cass Tech’s 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to only two catches last Friday night. He simply locked Peoples-Jones down, and there is no question he can be a shutdown corner at the next level. He further cemented his outstanding night by deflecting Cass Tech quarterback Rodney Hall’s final pass, which sealed the 27-25 PSL championship win for King.
While Hill shined defensively, his ability to play on the offensive side of the ball gave King all they needed throughout the night. In a game filled with stars, Hill’s athleticism proved he was the best player on the field last Friday night. He had multiple catches, including a highlight reel 64 yard TD reception, where he outraced every Cass Tech defender.
His thoughts on Michigan:
Committed to Penn State since January, Hill has been on multiple visits to Michigan as of late. His brother, Delano, currently plays safety for the Wolverines, which is why Hill says he makes his way up to Michigan’s so frequently. However, Hill did admit he was little upset when he visited Michigan after their recent loss to Michigan State.
“Yeah, I was mad myself,” Hill said with a big grin. “Cause I wanted to see my bother win. It was just a good atmosphere and a good game also. It was just a good game.
“Adding: “It’s pretty good,” Hill admitted. “The Wolverines are a good team. They have a good school overall, and Coach Harbaugh, he’s pretty good, too.”
Overall, his four-star rating is justified. He’s currently committed to Penn State, however, Michigan has been coming on strong as of late. Will he end up at PSU? That remains to be seen, but it’s clear he is an elite talent.