Jabrill Peppers already has one of the most interesting names in football and he’s only a junior in high school, but the standout cornerback is also a highly touted athlete who will join the college ranks in 2014.
The junior at Paramus (N.J.) Catholic has made his decision on where he will play his college football, as he announced at ESPN Studios on Sunday that he’s taking his talents to the Michigan Wolverines. Brady Hoke now has his biggest recruit ever, as Peppers is the No. 1 ranked cornerback in the 2014 class and is also the No. 2 overall ranked player in the nation.
Peppers selected Michigan over many prestigious football programs, including LSU, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, and Stanford. According to Rivals.com, the 6-foot-1, 210 pounder is the Wolverines highest rated recruit of all-time.
The Under Armour All-American has been a playmaker on both sides of the ball at his high school in Paramus, New Jersey, but he is expected to play in the defensive backfield once he joins Brady Hoke and the Wolverines.
In 2012, Peppers rushed for 1,552 yards, most of which came out of the wildcat formation while he took snaps behind center. On the defensive side of the ball, he made 72 tackles and managed three interceptions.
The only question behind Jabrill Pepper’s decision to join Michigan is that it’s a verbal commitment, which means he hasn’t put pen to paper just yet. The talented cornerback will have the option to switch his commitment before he leaves high school as there’s nothing binding about a verbal agreement.
If he stays true to his choice, Peppers will join his current teammate, Juwan Bushell-Beatty, as he was the first Wolverines commit back in late April. The three-star offensive tackle is ranked No. 27 at his position, making for another big signing that will take the field at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor.
Do you think the Wolverines newest commit in Jabrill Peppers will make an immediate impact when he joins the team in 2014?
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