HIS RECRUITNG STORY:
Once a Penn State commit, LaVert Hill re-opened his recruitment in December. Heading into signing day, many considered it to be a two-team race between Michigan and Michigan State. Despite having strong ties to MSU, specifically his good friend Donnie Corley enrolling this January, Hill chose the Wolverines at his high school ceremony, giving U-M a strong one-two punch at CB with fellow commit David Long.
“Has a natural knack for reading and jumping routes. Good, quick feet and ability to change directions. Technically sound and smooth in his backpedal and transition. Has the closing speed to makeup ground and break on passes. Must add size and strength. Solid wrap-up tackler, but must get stronger to improve in this area.” - National Analyst Allen Trieu
WHY HILL CHOSE MICHIGAN?
“Michigan is always going to be Michigan. Coach (Jim) Harbaugh, I talk to him a lot. And then there is coach (Mike) Zordich the corners coach and coach (Greg) Jackson the safeties coach, just talking to them and seeing they got Don Brown (U-M’s new defensive coordinator), I had a chance to talk to him too. Everything is just falling into place, so that’s pretty good.” – Hill said at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl”
At 5-foot-10, 176-pounds, Hill is looked as a lockdown cornerback. He has knack for interceptions and has great hips and catch up speed. He has the potential to a great one at Michigan, and should see the field early on as a freshman. He’ll have a chance to start, if not play in the nickel or dime packages his freshman season.