Michigan is losing a number of key defenders to the NFL after this season, but at least one star will be coming back to Ann Arbor in 2019.
Cornerback Lavert Hill is returning to school, he announced today on Instagram. Hill was a first-team All-Big Ten performer and a third-team All-American this season.
Hill was also a semifinalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given annually to the top defensive back in the country.
This has been a great season. Through the ups and downs I appreciate all my brothers we stayed solid. I wouldn’t have done it with anybody else. After prayer and careful consideration, I have decided to return and give The University of Michigan and its fans another season. I am confident I will be productive for both my team and myself this coming year. I look forward to one last ride in The Big House. Go Blue!
As a junior, Hill compiled 14 tackles and five pass breakups.
Michigan finished 10-3 after losing to Florida in the Peach Bowl yesterday. The Wolverines started 10-1 before dropping their final two games to Ohio State and UF.
Despite losing defensive stars like Rashan Gary and Devin Bush to the NFL, Michigan should still be a Big Ten contender in 2019.
The Wolverines have yet to win the conference under Jim Harbaugh.