Michigan Target 5-Star ATH Jabrill Peppers Sets Decision Date

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIMay 15, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

Jabrill Peppers, 5-star athlete and highly touted recruit, is ready to let us know where he wants to play college football in 2014 and beyond.

The options he has in mind? 

LSU, Notre Dame, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers and Stanford, according to Tom VanHaaren of ESPN.com. VanHaaren also reports that Peppers will commit live on ESPNU, May 26—which is a Sunday.

Peppers is ranked as an athlete recruit and is No. 1 in that position group, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but he projects best as a cornerback.

He has the size to out-physical wide receivers and set the edge as a run defender at 6'1'', 205 pounds, but he also has the speed and athleticism to be a legitimate cover corner. Peppers runs a 4.50 40-yard dash, according to 247Sports. 

He could even play both ways in college, depending on the scheme. He would be a great running back and special teams player.

VanHaaren may list LSU, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers and Stanford as possible destinations for Peppers, but it's hard to deny that Michigan has an advantage for his commitment. The Wolverines are listed as the top team on his 247Sports interest list, and all 15 experts that participated in Peppers' 247Sports Crystal Ball predicted that he will end up at Michigan. 

Michigan also recently landed 4-star offensive tackle Juwann Bushell-Beatty, who is Peppers' teammate at Paramus Catholic High (Paramus, N.J.).

Is it possible for a surprise team like Penn State or Stanford to pull off the upset? Sure, anything is possible in recruiting.

All signs point to Michigan being the program that picks up arguably one of the biggest commitments of the 2014 class, though.

If Peppers does pick Michigan, he has the potential to be a superstar corner and athlete reminiscent of Charles Woodson back when he wore the No. 2 for the Maize and Blue.


Note: All scouting and analysis of Peppers done via tape study on videos provided on his 247Sports profile page.

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