Five-star 2014 cornerback prospect Jabrill Peppers has set early April as his visit date to the University of Michigan, according to Brian Dohn of Scout.com.
Rivals.com says he is the second ranked prospect in the country behind defensive end Da’shawn Hand (who will visit Ann Arbor in mid-March). Michigan is one of the top schools in contention for the services of Peppers, along with Notre Dame, Stanford, Ohio State, and Alabama.
An athlete very much in the mold of a Charles Woodson-type, Jabrill Peppers could be the shutdown corner that the Wolverines haven’t seen since the mid 90’s. He has stated that Stanford and Ohio Stare are in the lead for him, but that Michigan is very much in the mix as well.
Peppers has also said that he was a Michigan fan in the days of Mario Manningham and Mike Hart. A reason he declared as to why Michigan isn’t quite in the lead is that he heard rumors that Brady Hoke had offers from the NFL, a rumor that I believe was perpetuated from the Ohio State coaching staff.
That is one of the most ridiculous things I have heard to date and there is absolutely no merit to it. Brady Hoke seems as dedicated as he can be to the program and has said in the past that this is his dream job. He is not going anywhere.It should not take a lot for the Michigan staff to debunk any “Hoke-to-the-NFL” rumors.
Hopefully Jabrill Peppers enjoys his visit to Ann Arbor and can become yet another t-shirt wearing member of Team 135. A Peppers and Hand recruiting class could put the Wolverines football program over the top.