After much speculation, Michigan has landed its second coveted cornerback of the 2016 class.
Announcing at his high school on National Signing Day, 2016 four-star cornerback Lavert Hill (Detroit, Mich.) has committed to the Wolverines and will be signing his letter of intent. Hill will be joining his brother Delano on campus.
Despite numerous trips to Ann Arbor throughout the cycle, the Wolverines always made sure to remind Hill that he was a key piece to the 2016 class.
“They want me because they say I’m a playmaker and have good ball skills,” Hill said. “I have the technique already, so it will be easy to coach me.”
U-M was able to hold off valiant efforts from both in-state rival Michigan State and Penn State, who Hill had committed to earlier in his process. Despite the attention that might've made his eyes wonder elsewhere, it was the relationships he had built currently at U-M that sealed the deal for the Wolverines.
“Well, I had watched the game with coach Harbaugh, Rashan Gary, Jordan Fuller, my bother (Delano Hill), J.D. (Jourdan Lewis), we had watched the NFL game that was gong on,” Hill said about a recent visit to Ann Arbor. “So just kickin’ it with them, it was pretty good.”
Adding: “It was a pretty good trip. (Harbaugh) was pretty energetic during the game and stuff like that. It was pretty good overall.”
Hill is the number one cornerback in the state and is a top-ten talent for his position in the entire nation according to the Scout.com rankings.
ANALYSIS: "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."