Michigan's Lavert Hill, David Long talk Peach Bowl, future plans
A few Michigan stars have decided to skip the team’s Peach Bowl game against Florida, but defenders Lavert Hill and David Long will play on Saturday. Both players confirmed their participation while meeting with the media on Monday.
Defensive lineman Rashan Gary, linebacker Devin Bush Jr. and running back Karan Higdon have all announced they will not play in the bowl game, instead focusing on the NFL. Gary and Bush are early entrants while Higdon concluded his senior season.
Hill and Long are also both expected to consider making the leap to the NFL following the season, but neither has made a decision quite yet. Both players said they won’t make an announcement, either way, until after the Peach Bowl.
Hill played in all 12 games for the Wolverines this season, making 13 tackles and recorded a pick-six. He also recorded five pass break-ups. Long posted similar numbers, making 15 stops and had one interception with eight pass break-ups.
Michigan finished the season 10-2 and ranked No. 7 in the College Football Playoff rankings. A win in the Peach Bowl would give the program its first 11-win season since 2011.
The Wolverines will take on the Gators on Dec. 29.