Lavert Hill’s decision to return to Michigan rather than pursue the NFL Draft was a somewhat surprising one at the end of last season. Despite having a high ceiling, he decided to hold off on chasing that dream for one more season.

Hill is one of the top returning cornerbacks in the B1G, and is a big reason why Michigan is perceived as one of the top teams heading into the 2019 season. The Wolverine believes he’s ready to have a big year come the fall.

“I’m 100 percent right now,” Hill told “Just trying to get better.”

Last season, Hill totaled 14 tackles, five pass break-ups and an interception while appearing in all 13 games. All of those numbers were down from a year ago, mostly because of a bothersome leg injury throughout the year. But Hill battled through the pain to be a productive member of Michigan’s defense.

Now that Hill feels healthy, he’s capable of putting up some of the best numbers of his career and being a leader for Don Brown’s defense.

“I feel like I ain’t do what I had to do enough on the field,” Hill said. “So, since then, I just have to make strides to get better and just decided to come back for my senior year.”

Through three seasons with the Wolverines, Hill has recorded 41 tackles, 13 pass break-ups and three interceptions. He’s also registered six tackles for loss.