Lavert Hill Knew Ronnie Bell Would Be Special After Seeing Basketball Highlights (w/Video)

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Lavert Hill Knew Ronnie Bell Would Be Special After Seeing Basketball Highlights (w/Video)

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Lavert Hill Knew Ronnie Bell Would Be Special After Seeing Basketball Highlights (w/Video)

ANN ARBOR, Mich — Back in December, on early Signing Day, we asked Michigan head coach about the athleticism of some of his new signees, and he interjected:

“What about Ronnie Bell?”

Well, Harbaugh couldn’t talk about Bell, as the soon-to-be Wolverine hadn’t yet signed his letter of intent. But, it was a sign of how excited the coaching staff was to get him on staff.

Bell was primarily a basketball player until not too long ago, but his impact on football was undeniable. Michigan fans got a taste of that this past week end when Bell made spectacular catch and run for a 56 yard touchdown from Dylan McCaffrey.

Our inside sources indicated that Bell was a player to look out for coming out of fall camp, and he made good on those rumblings quite quickly.

So what makes him so special? Junior cornerback Lavert Hill knows a little something about covering wide receivers, and he shares why Bell has been able to make an early impact since arriving on campus in late-June.

“Ronnie Bell – he just gets after it every day,” Hill said. “He just works to get better and wants to get better each and every day. He’s just high attack the ball like – he used to play basketball, so he can dunk really good. He just goes and gets the ball.”

When did Hill know Bell was going to be a special player? Was it after he made a big play in camp or he went up against him in a 7-on-7 matchup?

Nope, it was before that. When he saw the 6-foot, 182-pound wideout’s basketball highlights.

“He told me to check out his hoop mixtape!” Hill said. “I checked that out and seen what he can do. Since then, I’m not surprised that he be doing stuff.

“I got a little hoop mixtape myself! Y’all can go check that out if y’all want to!”

While we didn’t find readily accessible basketball highlights at large of Lavert Hill, we do know that he’s speaking the truth there.

How do we know? Well, this past summer, we got sent a video of Hill, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 181-pounds, leaping for a slam dunk in Crisler Center.

“They don’t know I can jump out the gym as well,” Hill said. “Once they see me, they act surprised.”

So, who’s the most explosive athlete AKA best dunker on the team?

Hill contends he is, but his former Detroit (MI) Cass Tech teammate Donovan Peoples-Jones probably would get the most votes, he relents.

“I’m gonna say myself, but some people might say Donovan Peoples-Jones,” Hill said. “He can jump out the gym, too.”

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