Tennessee is not recruiting well just because they got 18 dudes
Great story on Jabrill Peppers -- 2014 CB Target from Paramus Catholic, NJ who is listed at 6'0", 205 lbs and currently plays CB, RB and WR w/ offers from 50 Div 1 schools, including Alabama, Ohio, Florida, ND and Michigan.
Jabrill survived and thrived through significant adversity, including the incarceration of his father, Terry Peppers, and the murder of his half-brother, Don Curtis.
Through it all, Jabrill managed to maintain a phone relationship with his father and they are both looking forward to his father's parole next June. Terry deeply wants to remain involved in Jabrill's life and supports him to the best of his abilities.
"Terry works five days a week at the prison unloading and loading office furniture, earning about $180 a month. He sends the money to Jabrill." [NJ.COM]
Jabrill sounds like a great person, terrific talent and a mature individual who understands that life's ups and downs come fast and furiously. Hopefully, we will see Terry attend games at the Big House cheering on his son, Michigan's future star CB.
I figured the name would get some love, so I thought I'd share this one on here. Without further ado, I give you Ramroth Finnegan.
For those who can't wait for Ace's recruiting update tomorrow, here's a few tidbits from post-BBQ recruiting interviews (please see earlier thread for comprehensive coverage of Derrick Green). Feel free to add other reactions that you've come across.
2013 WR Devon Allen has no stated leaders. On the impact of his visit to the BBQ on his interest in Michigan: “It increased,” Allen said. “It really opened my eyes.”
2014 CB Parrker Westphal has Michigan as leader per 247. His reaction to the BBQ visit: "They're [Michigan] still the standard."
2014 OT Tommy Doles, Michigan and ND leading per 247. “I like it a lot,” Doles said of Michigan. “The fact that they offered me first – that means something. And they stress leadership and academics and a lot of cool stuff there. I really don’t have a list of schools, but I really do like it at Michigan a lot.”
2014 LB Michael Ferns, Michigan, ND, PSU leading. On whether or not he almost commited at the BBQ: "It crossed my mind," Ferns stated. "You get up there and you start seeing the people you're going to be around for the three, four years I'll be there. It's a great group. The coaching staff is great and knowing you're going to be around great people, it's kind of an easy deal."
2014 WR Artavis Scott (not yet offered), no stated leaders. Impressions: “It was raw,” Scott said. “I liked it. Everything – there’s nothing not to like. The campus – it’s raw. There’s nothing else to say about it. It’s sick.” On whether Michigan would be amongst his leaders if they offer: "Hell yes."
2014 DE Conor Sheehy, offered at the BBQ, no stated leaders. “The long-lasting tradition, and just the way they do things right, and always have, stand out to me about Michigan.”
2014 OT Mason Cole, Michigan now stated leader. "Very high," Cole said. "It just had that home feeling. For right now, it's my favorite."
The brother of incoming freshman tackle Blake Bars has been offered by the coaching staff according to TomVH. As of now, Alex is not sure which side of the ball he'll end up on.
WR Drake Harris out of GR Christian HS in Grand Rapids, Michigan was officially offered today per his own twitter. (I'm not really sure what this means. It's not an "official" written offer and he had a verbal offer already.)
DE/LB Joseph Henderson out of Shaker Heights HS in Shaker Heights, OH per Allen Trieu
DB Montae Nicholson out of Gateway HS in Monroeville, Pennsylvania per Sam Webb
WR Corey Holmes out of St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale, Florida per Sam Webb
Chicago De La Salle OL Jamarco Jones offered on his visit per TomVh($).