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Jabrill Peppers to Michigan: Wolverines Land 5-Star ATH Prospect

Donald WoodFeatured ColumnistMay 26, 2013

Five-star football prospect Jabrill Peppers has committed to Michigan, according to Kyle Bogenschutz of GoBlueWolverine.com:

Peppers posted a photo on Instagram expressing his excitement heading into Sunday's important announcement:

The 6’1”, 205-pound athlete out of New Jersey is one of the most versatile recruits of the 2014 class, listed as both a running back and a cornerback out of high school. He has been one of the most highly recruited talents in the nation, gaining interest from 21 separate schools, according to 247Sports.

Peppers is ranked as the No. 3 overall recruit and the top prospect in the Athletes category in the 2014 class by 247Sports. That much hype comes with high expectations, though.

For those who are skeptical about how much raw talent and potential Peppers has, just take a look at the numbers he posted during the 2012 season.

Playing as both a defensive back and versatile running back, the recruit had 80 tackles and four interceptions in the secondary, 172 carries for 1552 yards and 18 touchdowns as a RB, as well as 20 catches for 337 yards and five touchdowns as a receiver.

Those are video-game statistics.

At 6’1” and 205 pounds, Peppers already has a big body, but the fact that he could add weight to his frame and still grow into his length offers his college coaches the chance to play him at several different positions.

Peppers is a huge addition for the Wolverines program, and as long as he continues to work as hard as he did to become one of the top recruits in the nation, there is no doubt that the New Jersey native will be an impact player at the next level.

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