That's...fast. Very fast. Especially for a 6' 205ish guy.
Jabrill Peppers 100 meter dash video a.k.a. DAMN!
I wish I could run that fast.
and if not that fast, at least that far.
Is there anyone who thinks recruiting rankings don't matter after watching that? Damn. He's a different type of player.
Well usually when you're ranked as a consensus top 5 player in America, you're already among the classification of "different kind of player." It's not like we're talking about a 3 star kid that most everyone hasn't heard of.
But I see what you're saying. If he lives up to his potential, he is a game changer in all three phases of the game. Hell, if he lives up to his potential, we're talking about Charles Woodson 2.0.
They mean nothing because they guarantee nothing. Kevin Grady?
They don't guarantee anything but 5 star players tend to be better. Dorial Green Beckham, Matt Barkley, Keith Marshall, Todd Gurley, Marcus Lattimore, Jadeveon Clowney, TJ Yeldon, Trent Richardson, Manti Te'o, etc. were all 5 stars. If it didnt mean anything then why do all the top schools offer these guys.
All of the top schools would offer these guys without a ranking system.
Damn that kid can fly!
Happy he's on our side.
Which one is he?
I'd love to see a pick 6 with him cruising down the sideline. Good luck catching him.
Yup. Whether it's after turnovers, on kick/punt returns, or on offense, it's hard to watch Peppers and not think, "Damn, that kid needs to touch the ball."
Here's the YouTube embed. Working on the plug-in issue in the OP - not sure if that's a universal problem or a local (i.e., "some of us", as I can't see it either) problem.
I was proud of myself when I broke 12.
11.4 was my fastest and I was a pretty gifted athelete... But also a really lazy one.
Plus super smart and completely humble...
Sorry, I wasn't trying to sound conceited, just sharing info. I got negged, but I wasn't trying to brag.
isn't a word that should be casually bantered about---particularly about oneself--without expecting blowback.
Denard ran a 10.55 in high school.
Can Jabrill throw, by any chance?
After Brady Hoke's dead body he can
No, but that never stopped Denard.
You shut your whore mouth.
Ran a 10.44 in high school
If MGoBlog was accurate (the news article isn't archived) Denard actually ran a 10.28 and had the fastest 100m in the nation at one point during his senior year. Apologies to Denard, shouldn't have doubted him.
I believe 10.55 was something significant, though. Maybe his junior year state finals or something?
To put this in perspective for those of us who didn't enjoy running for strictly the sport of running, the world's record fastest time for men is 9.58. For women, it's 10.49. So he's just shy of being faster than the recorded fastest woman, and under a second slower than the fastest man. That's booking.
Jamaican Usain Bolt bolt owns the top two fastest 100 meter times of 9.58 and 9.63. After that America Tyson Gay and Jamaican Yohan Blake join Mr. Bolt in being the only humans to run under 9.70 as each has recorded 9.69. Being a second behind in a 100 meter dash equates to about 10 meters.
American Florence Griffith-Joyner, affectionately known FloJo, shocked the world in 1988 by demolishing the former women's 100 meter record by 2.7 seconds; from Evelyn Ashford's 10.76 - the first woman to break 10.80 - to an amazing 10.49. However, at the time of the race, the wind was blowing well above the legal limit at 4.4 meters per second (m/s) as recorded the triple jump annometer merely 10 meters away from the race. But, the Olympic official monitoring the trackside anemometer said there was no wind, thus the time stands as accurate. FloJo's next best time was over a second higher at 10.61.
Wolverine Jabrill Peppers ran a 10.51 last year - 17th fastest in the country for boys compared to the girls fastest of 11.34 and the boys at 10.27. This year's 10.52 mark is the 22nd best mark. Further evidence of his national class speed is his 200 meter times: 21.13 was good for the 24th among all prepsters. Suffice it to say, there will likely be nary a soul who can catch Jabrill or few that he can't catch from behind.
But the point stands.
It's really fast.
I ran with a guy in High School that ran:
10.3 - 100m
21.9 - 200m
48.8 - 400m
...as an at best 11.5 or so 100m guy, it was frightening to watch him run away from you.
I've never seen anyone win the 100 by that much.
There is nothing wrong with never having watched Tyrone Wheatley. I am not going to let this thread pass and omit Wheatley.
I'll just post this link.
Wheatley ran a 10.46 100 in '95. That was a track result, he might have dropped weight for track, but he played at 235ish.
None of this is intended as disrespect for Peppers, of course. I would be happy if he were to take Wheatley's place near the top of the list of my favorite players, all-time.
Glad you posted that because I was going to look up Wheatley's 100m. He was my favorite athlete as a kid. Still haven't seen that blend of speed and power since.
He was an unbelievable athlete, but would have gotten beaten as he ran a 10.59in HS. I remember watching him win the 100, 200, 110m hurdles and the long jump in 1990 in HS.
Although, given the fact he ended up at 235 and was running even faster in college, it will be interesting to see where Peppers ends up with additional growth, strength and coaching.
shoes, as well as with early 90's era coaching, S&C and nutrition. One or two things have changed since then, it is impossible to make a direct comparison.
Regardless, he is gone and Peppers is headed this way!
both Wheatley and Butch Woolfolk when I saw Peppers' 100 meter time.
As impressive as those times are for Peppers and Wheatley, Woolfolk has them both beat: 10.36! He was an All-American in Track, so here's something that shouldn't surprise: when he left U of M, he held the school record in the 100, 200-, and 300-meter dashes, besides being a member of several record-setting relay teams. 34 years after he set it, he still holds the U of M 200 record (20.59), and his relay teams still hold U of M records in a couple different relay events.
After looking up the track stats of Butch, I doubt there's ever been a faster RB at U of M, and probably few (if any) at any position with more footspeed.
I didn't want to sound too nostalgic, especially in a 'zomg Peppers!' thread. If the record board still sits above the door into the fieldhouse, visitors owe it to themselves to read that 200 record, and consider how many elite elite track and field athletes have attended Michigan in the years since that record was set.
That is amazing. Butch was before my time but I had no idea he was so fast.
I'm curious what it is about Wheatley that you like do much? Of course I liked Wheatley as well because he was a successful player. But, he played behind some great offensive lineman like Hutch, Everitt, Runyan, Payne, etc. Although he was obviously fast, I never thought he looked it on the football field. He didn't seem to have a lot of wiggle to him either. I always thought he was a bit over-rated. It only took one look at Biakabutuka for me to forget about Wheatley.
I don't know a lot about these things. Here, listen to Keith Jackson: Wheatley Tribute
Add to that the fact that Wheatley was local - he grew up in Michigan.
He returned for his senior year.
The nation's best player, Tyrone Wheatley, could've taken the money and run. Instead, he kept a promise to a little boy - SI Article, 1994
In '94, Biakabutuka was listed as the #3 tailback, with Wheatley fighting injuries. You didn't get to watch him much until Wheatley left.
In '94, Wheatley (and Biakabutuka) ran behind Jenkins, Runyan, Payne, Marinaro and Guynes. Yes, Wheatley enjoyed the company of Hutch and Everitt through '92. I have a hard time seeing that as a mark in any negative column, sorry.
In '95, Biakabutuka ran behind Runyan, Adami, Payne, Marinaro and Jansen. I don't think Michigan forgot how to block between '94 and '95.
Beyond that, think what you will. I'm not going to sit and pick apart the career of two of Michigan's great running backs. Biakabutuka deserves his share of accolades, I am glad you are here to show Touchdown Tim some love.
To the list below, we can add membership in the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame.
Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year (1992)
Big Ten rushing champion (1992)
Big Ten scoring champion (1992 & 1993)
Rose Bowl Player of the Game (1993)
All-Big Ten football (1992–94)
Big Ten team champions (1991, 1992)
MHSAA state champion (1990)
Michigan High School Player of the Year (1990)
Track & Field Highlights:
Big Ten 110 metre hurdles champion (1994)
All-Big Ten track & field (1994)
Big Ten team indoor champions (1994)
8-time MHSAA state champion (1990–91)
All-American (college outdoor) (1995)
All-American (high school)
Michigan High School Runner of the Year (1991)
Michigan single-season yards per carry (min 75 carries, 1992–)
Michigan single-game yards per carry (min 15 carries, 1992–)
I don't consider myself qualified to judge "best ever". I was only making a feeble attempt to defend the inclusion of Wheatley on my personal list of all-time favorite Michigan Players.
10 years from now I can't wait to hear recruits say, "I just remember looking up to guys like Shane Morris, D-Green, and Jabrill. That's why I wanna go to Michigan. I wanna follow their tradition."
We need new Woodsons, A-Trains, and Bradys... Jabrill will be a good start.
I think Shane is going to be a boss. He seems to have the leadership intangibles a QB needs(from what I've read) and with the right coaching combined with his ridiculous arm, he could be a treat to watch.
I love this idea. Hopefully Denard and Devin from this season will be in those conversations too!
Okay time for THE race.
1. Usain Bolt
2. Denard Robinson
3. Jabrill Peppers
Denard's PR, according to wikipedia, was 10.44, so your list is out of order.
a fast man.
It's not SEC speed.
I'm pretty sure those other guys are fast but damn. That's embarrassing to get smoked like that in the 100. The margin of victory that he wins his track races is unbelievable.
New Jersey's state high school track and field championships are divided into several groups. Paramus Catholic competes in the large-school Non-Public Group A. Besides his win in the 100M (10.52 seconds) in which he beat former Michigan football recruits Minkah Fitzpatrick of St. Peter's Prep who finished second and Fitzpatrick's teammate Jonathan Hilliman who finished fifth, Jabrill Peppers also won the Non-Public Group A 200M Dash in 21.48 seconds and ran the third leg for the Paladins' 4 x 100M relay team that won the event in 42.58 seconds.
The times for the other New Jersey State Group Winners (public school groups are ranked from the largest in Group 4 to the smallest in Group1):
100M Dash: Public 4 (10.85 sec); Public 3 (10.76 sec), Public 2 (10.64 sec), Public 1 (10.68 sec), Non-Public B (10.98 sec)
200M Dash: Public 4 (22.28 sec), Public 3 (22.06 sec), Public 2 (21.87 sec), Public 1 (21.67 sec), Non-Public B (21.99 sec)
The New Jersey State High School Meet of Champions will be held on June 4. In last year’s State Meet of Champions, Peppers won the 100M dash in 10.8 seconds and the 200M dash in 21.13 seconds. The New Jersey State records are 10.35 seconds in the 100 and 20.93 in the 200.
Oh my gosh, this reminds me of one of those old fashioned sped up movies. I can't believe how fast he is.
To think that we've got a player coming in who is FASTER than Denard... Is this real life?
he can probably throw better too... lol
I kid I kid
I saw a Wheatley reference in this thread and I believe whoever posted it was spot fucking on. If this young man were to come out of the backfield with the holes that woud be available for him because........well just because the OL knows who's behind them and they would be afraid to not produce, it would be very reminiscent of one Mr. 6. Of course, we will not use him in that way, but more-than-likely in the manner we used Charles, with a much larger number of reverses and such that he could operate in the open field to reduce the chances of injury. ^Woodson, as we are all aware was an AA h.s. RB, as was Ty. However, Woodson for all his unwordly talent, would have been about 5 yds behind this young man in that particular race. While I was coming of age there was a db from OSU who later became known as "The Assassin" in the professional ranks. I do believe this kid will produce very similar hits and with his combination of size and speed, within two months of being coached at this level,and within 6 months of strength training at this level, the young man should become aboultely unbelievable and will join the ranks of a very select few at Michigan whose feats can be recalled by using just their first name. They are, of course, Tom, Mike, Tyronne, Desmond, Charles, Denard, Mark, Bennie, Jamie and Anthony. ^If it weren't for my new residency south of the border, I'd definitely make weekly plans for AA for all home games. The positive, however, is it's much closer to the bowl game venues from here, and I won't even attempt, because I couldn't do it, to explain how excited I am based on potential alone. No, that's not entirely true. Hell, we've all watched the kid play football. We got the Real McCoy here. Welcome to AA Mr. Peppers, welcome.
I just wanna say this beacuse of all the Charles/Jabrill comparisons. As highly talented as Peppers is and as fast as he is, there will only ever be one Charles Woodson. No one is ever gonna match what Charles did at UM...EVER! His situation, the time he played in, the players and coaches he played with/for, etc. was all unique. He was a once in a lifetime player. This was a guy that was the best athlete on an NFL field and never even worked out or lifted weights until later in his career. I will be the first to admit that Peppers may be more muscular and even faster. Peppers has this amazing aura to him, he's confident, he's charasmatic, etc. But, he loves to train, run track, lift weights, etc. And, that's not a knock on him but Charles never did any of that was still lights out the best player on the field. And, Jabrill is not 6'1", Charles is 6'1". Anyone that believes Charles and Jabrill are the same height they are crazy. I am super excited about Peppers so I don't want to sound like I'm knocking him. I think he is gonna be awesome and do some great things at UM. But, if you think his teams are gonna beat OSU 3 straight years, UM is gonna win a National Title while he's there, and that he's gonna win a Heisman you're crazy. All those things went into why Charles Woodson was so special to us and I'm sorry but he is not Charles. And, it's not fair to put that on him.
woodson was great in all aspects but ty law was the better pure cb
you're in a very select group who believes that
in spite of your post, Peppers wants to come to Michigan and show us what he can do in person. In 20 years, I hope Jabrill Peppers is part of every conversation when todays youngsters (all the 30-somethings) wax nostalgic.
Charles Woodson, being Charles Woodson stated this about expectations:
“I was a (talented) athlete, and there were some things I had naturally, and I also had the mentality I was going to go out there and be the best,” said Woodson, who in 1997 became the only primarily defensive player to win the Heisman Trophy. “The expectations that people have for you, you already feel like you’re going to do those things, so the expectations and the pressure doesn’t mean anything. “That’s what I would see Jabrill coming in that mold, a guy who already sees himself as going to be great.”
I totally agree they are in the same athletic and confidence mold. But, to say Jabrill will do what Charles did is quite another story and I won't go there. I mean if we think that we are saying that UM is going to go into Columbus and win next year. If he's gonna be the best athlete on the field we're saying he's a better athlete than Braxton Miller. Anyone thinking those sentiments are true and will happen?
Let me explain: as to the false/true dichotomy, Devin Gardner and Jabrill Peppers are better athletes than Braxton Miller, not just Jabrill Peppers; as to the no/yes dichotomy, one needs to incorporate DG as the superior QB/athlete into the equation with JP in order to see the 14 point victroy Michigan will post against the Buckeyes come this November.
This begs the question of what an athlete is. To me athleticism is a combination of things like running, cutting, changing directions, jumping, throwing, catching, strength, power, motor control, hand-eye coordination, and the ability to react quickly to unpredictable situations. I will give DG the nod on throwing and catching as he's a better passer and heck, he played WR. But, there's no way in hell you can say he can compare to Braxton in the other catagories. Braxton is bigger, faster, stronger, more agile, more powerful, and is more unpredictable with the ball in his hands as a runner which means he has better reactions. Braxton is almost un-tackle-able one-on-one in the open field. Very few players I've ever seen with the exception of guys like Michael Vick and Barry Sanders can start, stop, and change directions on a dime the way Braxton can...and at 220lbs. IMO Miller is by far the better overall athlete even though Gardner is the better passer. Just ask if you think Peppers can tackle Braxton one-on-one in the open field. IDK maybe he can, but that's a tall task for anyone.
Where has this Braxton Miller mythology come from? A weak schedule and the ability to hit wide open receivers makes you elite? How many of these types have fallen to the 5th round and below? The kid gets taken off the field twice a game from taking too many hits. He's nothing more than a poor man's Troy Smith. Yes, I said it. He's not even close to Troy's ability. He won't be anything other than a 6th place Heisman QB in his lifetime.
Btw.. Stopping and changing direction. You haven't seen a player better since Barry or Vick? Denard was much more elusive than Braxton. It's not even close.... Are you drunk?
I didn't say anything about how good of a QB he is. I am talking merely about athletic ability. I agree that he has a limited ability to play QB in the NFL, but I don't know what that or his potential draft status has to do with my argument. Again, I'm talking about his athleticism, not how good of a QB he is. Denard was obviously fantastic with the ball in his hands too. I think Denard was faster straight ahead and probably had better acceleration. But, he's not as big, strong, powerful, nor has as good as start/stop and change direction ability IMO. So, I still see Braxton as the better athlete.
Gotta have Jabrill returning kicks from day one. Hopefully special teams will win us a few games this year.
Hard to tell on my phone, but it looked like his start was a little slow. He really accelerated the entire 100m while the others seemed to top out around 60m
Yeah, he really needs to work on that.
That's just a different level of human being right there.
Also he's huge so he'd be a lot more durable. The injury concerns we had with Denard running would not be as big with him doing punt return or occasional RB.
So exctied to see what Peppers can do. He may not play football, but I am making sure that this little guy bleeds blue like his dad. GO BLUE!!!
perfect pad level, now just get him working on the fundamentals and the weights, and who knows? The sky's the limit for your little man there. Congratulations!
Grown man and I sleep with it almost every night.
Crushing the field at state in the 200m last year:
it looks to me like he was wearing pants of some sort.
Jabrill ran that as fast as possible without me worrying about him getting poached by the US track & field team.
This dude is a created player with all his attributes at 99ovr lol. Not saying he is going to win the Hiesman, be an AA or all Big10 but he will make his presence know and leave his mark before its all said and done! He will not be good or great, he will be special!
but doesnt living in warm weather and the chgs in body temp, etc, make one faster? At the very least it allows more time to stay in better shape. i did a summer term at UCLA btw my frosh and soph yr in Ann Arbor, and while there I seemed to in way better shape, like being able to dunk a volleyball but back in ann arbor and the cold, i couldnt do it
How are you figuring he would be almost a full second behind the HS record? Unless I'm mistaken that record is 10+ and this is 10.52. Besides which he's not a full-time track athlete.
I think Demps holds that record. To be fair, he wasn't a full time track athlete either. It doesn't matter though, Peppers is going to put on a Winged Helmet - the rest of them went somewhere else.
And Patrick Peterson's best time in high school (as far as I could tell) was 10.92. The South has nothing to so with it. A 10.52 may not win the state because they have a lot more dedicated sprinters than NJ. But running a 10.52 at 205-210 lbs is still freakishly impressive for not a full time sprinter. No matter what state it's from.
Jabrill Pepper's PR of 10.51 being "a full second", and again "almost a full second" slower than the State of Florida record of 10.01. Really? Looks closer to a half of a second, right? Also, the top two times in the nation for high school boys this year are 10.27 and 10.28. Both athletes are from Florida, and being that they are competing now, it's more relevant to say he's just over 2/10 of a second behind the top 100 meter sprinters in the country.
10.52 is blazing!
Think about this, Calvin Johnson ran a 10.20 at 6-5, 235 lbs.
we got something here guys
But without the blockers in front of him...
It's cool to see him taking the time to take pictures with fans.