Jabrill Peppers, The No. 1 athlete recruit in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, has committed to Michigan. In other news, nine recruits have committed to SEC programs since last Monday.
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This is your one-stop shop for everything that has happened in the recruiting world during the past week. We'll touch on the biggest news, provide you with all of the latest commitments and even watch a highlight clip or two.
If you're a recruiting fan, this is the only place you want to be on a Monday morning. If it happened between 12:01 a.m. last Monday and midnight on Memorial Day, we'll have it covered.
This past week in recruiting was certainly memorable.
1. Michigan Lands No. 1 ATH Recruit, Jabrill Peppers
Peppers is simply a game-changer for Michigan recruiting. He's a huge name from the 2014 class and his commitment (Michael Rothstein/ESPN WolverineNation) puts Brady Hoke and his staff on an elite level. Peppers' commitment signifies that Michigan can compete with the the likes of Alabama, Ohio State, USC and Notre Dame for top recruits.
Peppers, who may help draw in other star recruits for Michigan, has the potential to be a transcendent player for the Wolverines.
2. Baylor Flying Under the Radar
With Texas A&M and Texas in-state, Baylor isn't going to get much press in regard to recruiting. That said, the Bears are quietly putting together a stellar 2014 class.
Baylor, which has 11 commitments, landed two more this past week.
3. Another Florida decommitment
The Gators received a commitment this past week, but the big news was they lost a recruit. Ryshene Bronson, a 4-star wide receiver, decided to leave Florida's 2014 class. This is a notable loss, considering he's 6'3'' and runs a 4.65 40-yard dash, according to 247Sports. He's also an in-state recruit.
The good news is, Florida is still listed as the "favorite" on his 247Sports interest list.
Ohio State: Dante Booker, 4-star OLB, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School (Ohio.) 5/23/13
Michigan: Jabrill Peppers, 5-star ATH, Paramus Catholic High (N.J.) 5/26/13
Michigan got all the headlines this past week and deservedly so, but don't forget that Ohio State landed Dante Booker. He's the No. 6 outside linebacker in the nation, according to the 247Sports composite.
Tennessee: Aaron Medley, 3-star K, Marshall County High School (Tenn.) 5/22/13
Mississippi State: Jocquell Johnson, 3-star JUCO OT, Copiah-Lincoln Community College (Miss.) 5/22/13
Chris Rayford, 3-star CB, Byhalia High School (Miss.) 5/24/13
Lashard Durr, 3-star CB, Harrison Central High School (Miss.) 5/24/13
Florida: C'yontai Lewis, 3-star TE, Northridge High School (Ala.) 5/23/13
Alabama: O.J. Smith, 3-star DT, Airline High School (La.) 5/24/13
Kentucky: Jarrett LaRubbio, 3-star OG, Lakota East High School (Ohio.) 5/25/13
Auburn: Jakell Mitchell, 3-star TE, Opelika High School (Ala.) 5/25/13
Nick Ruffin, 4-star CB, Saint Pius X Catholic High (Ga.) 5/25/13
Ryeshene Bronson, 4-star WR, Dunbar High School (Fla.)
The SEC had a huge week, led by Mississippi State. The Bulldogs landed three recruits, highlighted by Johnson, who's a big JUCO recruit. He's the No. 8 JUCO offensive tackle (247Sports composite). Auburn also had a notable week. Ruffin is the No. 15 cornerback in the 2014 class, according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking.
Even though Florida picked up the commitment of Lewis, this is the second week in a row the Gators have had a decommitment mention.
California: Tre Watson, 3-star RB, Centennial High School (Calif.) 5/20/13
Colorado: Isaac Miller, 3-star OT, Silver Creek High School (Colo.) 5/24/13
Arizona: Jonathan Haden, 3-star APB, Friendship Collegiate Academy (Washington, D.C.) 5/24/13
None of the big names made a splash this week in Pac-12 recruiting, though Arizona did reach all the way to the East Coast to land Haden.
Clemson: C.J. Fuller, 3-star CB, Easley High School (S.C.) 5/20/13
Adam Choice, 4-star ATH, Thomas County Central High School (Ga.) 5/22/13
N.C. State: K.J. Ford, 3-star DT, Bluffton High School (S.C.) 5/21/13
Sean Bowens, 3-star OLB, Treasure Coast High (Fla.) 5/23/13
Virginia: Will Richardson, 3-star OT, Hugh M Cummings High School (N.C.) 5/25/13
Boston College: Cameron Seward, 3-star ATH, Westminster School (Ga.) 5/24/13
Clemson is the top dog of ACC recruiting from this past week, bringing in two commitments. Choice, in particular, is a huge recruit for Dabo Swinney and the Tigers to land. He's the No. 15 athlete in the 2014 class, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Baylor: Ishmael Zamora, 3-star WR, Elsik High School (Texas) 5/21/13
Jamie Jacobs, 3-star WDE, Midway High School (Texas) 5/24/13
Oklahoma: Carson Meier, 3-star TE, Tulsa Union High School (Okla.) 5/22/13
Baylor had a great recruiting week, especially from an in-state perspective. Oklahoma also landed the commitment of Meier, who's commitment No. 8 for the Sooners' 2014 class.
Central Michigan: Jimmy McCarthy, N/R OT, Hamilton Southeastern High School (Ind.) 5/20/13
Cincinnati: Conner Krizancic, N/R WR, Mentor High School (Ohio.) 5/21/13
Bowling Green: Alex Thomas, N/R WR, Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School (Fla.) 5/23/13
Rutgers: Kam Lott, 3-star CB, First Coast High School (Fla) 5/23/13
It was a relatively slow recruiting week throughout the rest of the nation.
Myles Garrett, 5-star WDE, James Martin High School (Texas)
He's an athletic defensive end who could even play outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense. He has 4.70 speed, according to 247Sports, and he's comfortable in open space. He'll be able to be a "spill player" off the edges, and he could even backpedal into coverage in certain zone schemes as an end. He can definitely be a cover linebacker in the 3-4.
Garrett is a natural pass-rusher, who can rush off the edge or shoot the gap and take an inside route to the quarterback.
Note: Check out the complete scouting report for Garrett.
Texas A&M is the top team on his 247Sports interest list, followed by Oklahoma and TCU.
Winner: Mississippi State
Michigan was considered for this award considering the gravity of the Peppers' commitment, but it's tough to deny the week that the Bulldogs had.
Dan Mullen and his program landed three commitments, and all three are in-state players.
With the success Ole Miss had last recruiting cycle, it's crucial for Mississippi State to have a solid showing on the 2014 recruiting cycle. That also makes in-state recruiting that much more important, so this past week will go down as a notable one for Bulldogs football.