On national signing day, Detroit (Mich.) King standout Lavert Hill announced his commitment to Michigan. And, well, since then the four-star cornerback has been working his game as he gets ready to enroll at U-M this June.
“Just working and everything, just working on my technique,” Hill said of his off-season workouts. “Just running and getting in shape, it’s been pretty good so far.”
Currently, Hill stands at 5-foot-10, 176-pounds, but says his goal is to reach 180-pound by the time his freshman season starts this fall. He says his first day as an actual Michigan student-athlete will be on June 25. He also notes that he expects to start his career at cornerback.
“Just coming in and playing corner,” he said, noting he might take returns as well. “They said it was a possibility. But I don’t know, I just got to go up there and see.”
For the first time in his football career, Hill will have the opportunity to share the field with his brother, senior safety Delano Hill, that experience alone was one of the major factors on why Hill chose to play at U-M, even though he admits it hasn’t suck in yet.
“Not yet, I just get up there and get on the same field as him,” Hill said of his brother. “Just look at him (on the field), it will be pretty good.”
With his commitment done and over with, Hill says he’s ben working on his fellow King teammate, 2017 CB Ambry Thomas, to join him at U-M.
“I only recruit certain people,” Hill said. “Certain people, I am recruiting Ambry Thomas right now pretty hard.”
Does Hill have an inside track on which school Thomas might pick?
“Nobody knows right now, you’ll just wait and see, I don’t know,” Hill said.
Hill has also put on his recruiting pitch on cross-town rival, Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech 2017 safety Jaylen Kelly-Powell.
“I talk to him time to time about Michigan,” Hill said of Kelly-Powell. “It’s pretty good so far, we’ll see.”
Plus, Hill says he’s working 2018 CB Kalon Gervin, 2017 CB Donovan Johnson and 2017 WR Donovan Peoples-Jones to join him at Michigan.
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