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Rivals No. 3 Jabrill Peppers follows through on verbal, signs with Michigan

Jabrill Peppers

While its “little brother” may be sweating it out on National Signing Day on a couple of defensive fronts, Michigan can breathe a little bit easier this morning.

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)

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12 Responses to “Rivals No. 3 Jabrill Peppers follows through on verbal, signs with Michigan”
  1. northernmiman says: Feb 5, 2014 9:46 AM

    “little brother” owns Michigan and will continue to. These hotdog recruits hardly ever pan out.

  2. lbijake says: Feb 5, 2014 9:48 AM

    No problem. Hoke is still the coach.

  3. derekgorgonstar says: Feb 5, 2014 9:54 AM

    Little brother owns Michigan…because they have a nice 4 year streak after getting owned for the previous 123 years.

    Enjoy your next visit to the Rose Bowl in 2039, sparty.

  4. thegamecocker says: Feb 5, 2014 10:02 AM

    Hopefully Jabril will earn his degree as word has it he is a dedicated student and excellent talent on the field.

  5. ballsoharduniversity52 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:28 AM

    “Little brother owns Michigan…because they have a nice 4 year streak after getting owned for the previous 123 years.

    Enjoy your next visit to the Rose Bowl in 2039, sparty.”

    Haha again.. Michigan needs to move their games over to the History Channel because their fans won’t stop talking about the past.

    Nobody cares about the national championships you guys won in 1922, when there were 6 teams total in the FBS. This is a different era and Michigan is nothing more than an average program. Keep guessing with Doughboy-Hoke; You guys are going nowhere.

  6. psly2124 says: Feb 5, 2014 10:36 AM

    Gibril is lazy. Or do his coaches said at don bosco before he transferred to Paramus

  7. wolfman55h says: Feb 5, 2014 10:47 AM

    Why would any player with talent go play in the Big Ten? Slow athletes, crappy weather and a lot of fat ugly women.

  8. polegojim says: Feb 5, 2014 10:50 AM

    Great pickup, very happy for my Wolverines… we needed the help deep.

    Too bad the kiddy crew raced to get first comments… all should be in school now.

    Look forward to hearing feedback from educated football fans throughout the day on all signing news.

    Go BLUE!

  9. polegojim says: Feb 5, 2014 10:51 AM

    @gamecocker… ditto here.

    Finish what you start young man… in the classroom and on the field.

  10. desal2ds says: Feb 5, 2014 12:06 PM

    See you in NYC soon for Heisman presentation!

  11. desal2ds says: Feb 5, 2014 12:09 PM

    psly2124,

    Reread your comment and tell me who is lazy?

  12. grumpyoleman says: Feb 5, 2014 12:50 PM

    Why would any player with talent go play in the Big Ten? Slow athletes, crappy weather and a lot of fat ugly women.

    Which Big Ten school did your mother attend?

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