The second ranked football prospect of the class of 2014 announced that he will be a Michigan Wolverine come the fall (the highest ranked recruit the school has had since 2006). Check out more analysis and highlights after the jump..
The 6 foot, 190 prospect has had an impressive athletic career thus far. He won two state championships with NJ powerhouse Don Bosco and then won again after transferring to Paramus Catholic. In combination with his strength, arguably his greatest attribute is his speed. While having experience in playing both cornerback and running back, he is also a track star that set the New Jersey Non-Public Class A outdoor 100-meter dash record with a time of 10.77 seconds.
While his decisions may have seemed like a no-brainer, given that Michigan was his favorite school growing up as a kid, this was not the case. In an interview with ESPN, he admitted,”They were the leader, but it wasn’t a lock”, as Penn State was a close second.
Peppers actually did a freestyle on ESPN to announce his decision:
Despite being a Michigan fan from a young age, Peppers wanted to make sure that he tried to be as objective in picking his school as possible. He said “I tried not to be biased. Just based on the football side and the basis of life after football. But when I took that visit to Ann Arbor, I was hoping for it almost to not blow my mind. I knew if it did blow my mind, it was going to be a no-brainer, completely biased. So they completely blew me away.”
Now we look foward to this young athlete, often compared to NFL greats like Charles Woodson, perform for the forseeable future in Ann Arbor.
But first, lets take a look at some of his highlights.