Jabrill Peppers Video: Watch Star Recruit Rap His Decision to Attend Michigan
Jabrill Peppers is already planting seeds for an alternative career if this whole football thing doesn't work out.
With college football fans anticipating the announcement of Peppers, the No. 3 recruit in the 2014 class according to 247 Sports' composite rankings, Peppers used the massive platform of an ESPN broadcast to show off his rapping skills while thrilling the fans of Michigan by announcing he would be Wolverine.
Not only did Peppers show some courage by dropping some rhymes on national television, but the 5-star prospect also demonstrated some impressive composure and entertaining talent.
While Peppers used more of a slow-paced, spoken-word approach here, his performance isn't too shabby at all.
This isn't just a series of lazy rhymes and unconnected ideas—his words are clearly thoughtful and hold deep meaning to him personally. In this way, this was a fun reminder that athletes have various talents, hobbies and interests they pursue off the field.
As Peppers mentions, however, his priority remains on the field—as it should be.
He is 6'1" and 205 pounds, and he contributed on both sides of the ball at running back and safety.
However, he's also been working on his rap game. Peppers, whose stage name is JReall, recently released this video for his song "Don't Take it Personal." The song has earned some lofty praise.
Naughty by Nature's Vinnie Brown, via ESPN's Tom VanHarren, had this to say about Peppers' effort: “I watched the video and listened to the song and it is really good."
Of course, Brown has a previous connection to Peppers. While the two have lost touch, Brown describes himself as an uncle figure to Peppers.
Brown used to receive breakdancing lessons from Peppers' father, and he has known Peppers since he was a baby. As VanHarren notes, Peppers' father has been incarcerated for the past 10 years, which explains Peppers' line, "My dad planted the seed, though when I started to sprout, he couldn't be there to see."
This was an exciting moment to see, and there is going to be a lot more to see of the young, talented Jabrill Peppers in the very near future.
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