Lilly was an all-conference performer and the defensive player of the year for Santa Ana City College last season when he registered 49 tackles and had two interceptions. He and his brother, Romel, attended Tustin High School and competed alongside each other at Santa Ana City College as well. Lilly was a two-time all-conference performer for Tustin and helped lead the Tillers to a league championship.
Glenn's take: “Michael has all of the skills to come to Vermillion and compete for playing time right away. He was a terrific player for Santa Ana and he will be just as successful at USD.”