At 8:01 a.m ET Wednesday, highly-touted cornerback Jabrill Peppers officially faxed his National Letter of Intent to the UM football office, ending any doubt that he’d follow through on his late May verbal commitment to the Wolverines. In November, the New Jersey high school product indicated that he may visit other schools following the completion of his senior season.
An official visit a month later to Ann Arbor, however, all but ended any worries of a flip.
Suffice to say, the UM coaching staff is ecstatic over officially adding the No. 3 player at any position in the Rivals100 rankings. At the time of his verbal, Peppers was the No. 2 player in those rankings.
“We are so excited about Jabrill and what he brings to this defense,” defensive coordinator Greg Mattison told the school’s official website. “When you have a corner (like that) we can really come and bring the pressure packages we want.
“The size, the speed, the competitiveness… he’s got the whole package.”
Peppers serves as the highest-rated recruit UM has ever signed since the founding of Rivals‘ back in 2002. The previous high? Ryan Mallett as the No. 4 player in the Class of 2007.
(Photo credit: Paramus (NJ) Catholic High School)