Michigan football’s 2023 transfer portal class is shaping up to be one of if not the best in the entire country, and the team’s main recruiting class of high school prospects is ranked number 17 in the nation according to the latest rankings from 247Sports.com.

One of the crown jewels of the 2023 Wolverines class is Jyaire Hill, a four-star cornerback who is ranked number two among all prospects in the state of Illinois.

Hill certainly fits the mold of defensive backs the Wolverines have had a considerable amount of success with in recent years.

At 6-foot-2, 180 pounds, he has the height and length to play both cornerback and safety at the next level.

Although height isn’t a prerequisite for success in football, especially at the defensive back position, Hill has the type of measurables that have translated to a long, ball-hawking and athletic secondary for the Wolverines in recent years.

Hill Announces College Decision, With Coach Harbaugh on Standby


In December of 2022, Hill officially announced his college decision at Kankakee High School in Kankakee, Illinois.

Hill beamed with pride and excitement as he pointed to the school’s video scoreboard display of his college choice in the gym, flanked by administrators, friends, and family members.

“Great job, great job raising a great young man. We are thrilled to have him, and we’re going to take good care of him,” Harbaugh says as a fellow participant in the press conference notes he is signing his National Letter-of-Intent.

Could Jyaire Hill Play Early in 2023?


Returnees from last year’s Michigan secondary for 2023 include strong safety Makari Paige, backup RJ Moten, free safety Rod Moore, cornerback Will Johnson, cornerback Jaden McBurrows and others.

Holdovers DJ Turner and Gemon Green announced they are headed to the NFL recently, suggesting that their could be a battle brewing for playing time behind Johnson and perhaps McBurrows, if he indeed wins the starting job.

Hill has potential as both a kick returner and a cornerback on defense next season, suggesting he could see the field early in some capacity, as evidenced by the video below from The Wolverine.