Mike Lantry, 1972
Who’s Chris Partridge? He’s the head football coach at Paramus Catholic High School in Paramus, New Jersey. With much of the focus here yesterday having been on losing Malik McDowell to Michigan State, I’m not sure if anyone has mentioned how close Michigan was to becoming the biggest loser on college football’s National Signing Day. Chris Partridge might’ve saved Michigan from that ignominious fate.
According to an article today in one of the northern New Jersey newspapers, Jabrill Peppers was wavering on his commitment to Michigan as late as Tuesday night. Peppers reportedly said, I guess I got nervous [Tuesday] and started doubting myself. But Coach Partridge spent a lot of time with me and put everything back into perspective. I realized Michigan is the place I wanted to be. http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Jabrill_Peppers_signs_Michigan_letter_of_intent.html
So, thank you, Chris Partridge.
On a side note, there might be reason to root for another one of Jabrill Peppers’ teamamtes, besides Juwann Bushell-Beatty. Alex Beards of Paramus Catholic signed with Slippery Rock!
Well, Michigan wrapped up the National LOI day fairly early this year. Barring any late surprises, I thought it appropriate to appreciate Jabrill Peppers and his undying love for MICHIGAN. Go Blue!
Interesting article on the 2014 recruiting landscape. Interesting Peppers quote.......
"There's nothing wrong with Michigan. I'm not worried they went 7-6 or about anything else anyone has written. The future is bright for Michigan football. Don't count us out just yet. It's Michigan for God's sake."
-- Jabrill Peppers, the nation's top 2014 cornerback
The article goes a little more in depth about the tweets posted on the board recently. There is also further discussion of Wilton Speight and others participating in the all star games this week.
With all the Michigan players participating I assume this is not OT. Day 1 is currently being shown. I missed an interview with Wilton Speight.
Day 1 will be repeated Friday at 11:30PM. Day 2 will be shown tomorrow at noon and Saturday at 2AM.
Also scout.com named Jabrill Peppers the #1 performer after 3 days of practice.
I love this guy already. I can't wait to see him in action.
Edit: The prior link was still working for me but I've edited it to the link posted below.