Per TomVH and others-- Jabrill Peppers announcing on May 26 on ESPNU.
Bro I'm in a baby seat right about now.
I see your baby seat and raise you a fucking straight-jacket!
Methinks this board will be very, very hard to access on or about May 26th. Epic meltdown or epic euphoria - there shall be no in-between.
EDIT: I have the feeling this thread has posbang written all over it; I shall proceed as such. This news seriously just made my day, seriously. #waytooaddictedtoUMfootball
Well I'm giving a lapdance to our company's safety coordinator. Trump card.
Got you both beat. Crib.
Sensory deprivation chamber. Only safe course.
Never heard of him.
Yeah, nice try Mrs. Peppers. I'm sure every mother thinks their child is the number one recruit in the country.
but give the kid a chance, Magnus.
To give Mike Cox a chance, I'd be a rich man.
Assuming they didn't have to take me up on that request to get the money.
Don't think we need to worry about PSU though especially after this SI report just came out:
I'll worry until I see it on the fax-cam live feed.
Was he close with Sebastianelli?
Is he still visiting both Penn State and Stanford before he decides?
Just Penn State. He couldn't find any room for a visit to CA with track season going on.
I hope we get him, he's a manimal
or this guy
None of us on here deserves to see this.
You weren't around for the naked banner guy days.
My god, my freaking eyes! Help!!!
just check out the awesome airbrushing on that poster!
(Oh, the second is a photo you say...? Nevemind....)
He was planning to decide after his senior season. Now he's deciding in May. That Michigan visit worked wonders. HEAR THAT, OTHER 5 STAR PROSPECTS?
Mr Peppers, come on down!
You be correct.
I believe you meant #meatchicken
Rich man's Marlin Jackson?
Well then I can't wait to hear what Fred Jackson thinks of him!
Fred's head will finally asplode, literally. It's best nobody asks him about Jabrill.
That would make him better than Woodson and Ed Reed. That's a little bit much.
Woodson was recruited by everyone else as a RB though so maybe he's not included?
In fact, the main reason Woodson played CB at Michigan is because he saw that as his best chance of getting on the field early. If we hadn't already had established stars at RB (Biakabatuka) and WR (Toomer, Hayes) when Woodson showed up, he might have been an offensive player after all.
I'm guessing everyone missed the part where he said in the Rivals era? Which would be since 2002.
Or perhaps you're missing the part where he said "perhaps the past 15-20 years."
Will this by any chance happen in New York?
If so, he's going to Kansas. Uh-oh.
FWIW, there's an interview on ESPN nation with TomVH and a Penn St recruitnik. The Penn St guy says its "not impossible" but he didn't sound confident at all in landing Peppers.
Hangover 3 comes out on the 24 and hopefully ill be hungover on the 26th after that announcement
Hangover 3 makes it a great weekend?
I miss being 19.
Good news for ya broham. It comez out on the 23rd.
Jabrill, please commit to Michigan so I can use your commitment as a birthday present to my sister
Just saying. Go Blue!
I just randomly really really like May 26 for no reason! That's a good sign too?
but I prefer to rely on the science of numerology. CW's birthday is 10/7/1976. Add that up and you get 31. Peppers is announcing on 5/26, and 5 + 26 = 31. Coincidence? I think not.
Fact: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married on May 26th. How could you have overlooked this relevation? I'll be moonwalking all over some bitches in 11 days...
my grandfathers birthday, and also a partial reason I have been a life long (19 soon to be 20) year michigan fan. Plus its 5 days after my birthday so hopefully i will have a reason to party all weekend even though Im a year away from 21
Real recognize real.
Exactly why none of us caught the Michael Jackson / Lisa Marie date noted above.
*Proceeds to watch his youtube highlights for the 50th time*
please tell me i'm not the only one doing this
50th time? Yes, you're probably the only one doing this, and you have some serious catching up to do.
I'm watching some dude named Jay Harris spit fire. Dudes got potential...
11:55 of MAKIN' PLAYS
Assuming no one else committs before him, Peppers will be only the second 247 composite top ten recruit to commit (UVA got Branding at #8). Assuming he comes here like everyone expects, this will send a big signal for Michigan for the rest of the recruitment cycle.
Branding = Quin Blanding
Yeah bro... yeah
I think it comes down to Michigan vs. rap.
That one did make me laugh.
Is it May 26th yet?
How about now?.....f5....how about now?....f5.....
You never know when a large injection of SEC $$$$$$ will come rolling to the table. I wish today was the 25th.
I can't stay in the car for 11 days, so maybe I'll just buy a belt with a selt belt latch.
can't stop smiling, this is a great indicator that M is the place. One of the most impressive players I've seen on film, ever!
where he's potentially going on his "surprise" visit? It's not PSU. Said it would be late May...so sometime between May 18th and May 26th.
Chuck E. Cheese.
Purely a guess: LSU. I read something a couple weeks ago that he may want to visit as I believe he has family there.
When that came out I was suspecting he might be making another visit to Michigan. Seems like the only reason to make it a surprise. Increases the excitement level when he commits in person in aa...
My birthday is on the 25th. I'm looking forward to the 26th more than my birthday.
If Peppers comes here I'll bet OSU will still think they are the only team in the BIG 10 recruiting "SEC Speed".
Ohio will just claim to never have recruited him.
Well, I thought he would help bring that, but in his recent 200m time, he was immediately given 5 out of 5 FAKES.
Even by the guy with the clock! "No no. That can't be right. I give my timer five fakes."
The only thing that worries me is that now Staee has an opening for a rapper. This doesn't look good fellas. Heh.
Hoke and his high-pressure tactics are the only reason for this. Poor kid didn't want his offer pulled so he had to commit now. Oh, and he's getting paid. Did I miss anything?
Mattison was probably feeding him some BS about the NFL.
We forced Ringer out to make room for him.
"We were too busy recruiting Uranus."
announcements on TV. I much prefere a "hello post" outta the Maise and BLUE! No way am I watching live, I will simply wait and hope for a hello post. Seems to be the sign of the times when "Big Time" (and I know this guy is "Big Time") recruits make their decisions public, but I do not have to like it.
I'd be OK with a telegram, Pony Express delivered letter or smoke signals...just as long as he commits to Michigan
know a time? Last time we were recruiting a five star player (Green), I was out of the house when he announced, so I hope to do the same this time.
but i want it now!
Does Ace have a Hello post written yet?
I think it's been standard practice for Brian and now Ace to have at least a skeleton of a Hello post for guys who look like they might drop. I recall they had one for Josh Garnett ready to go before he flipped to Stanford last second
I think they've even sent those posts to other blogs if they wanted to use them
He should have one written. Ace picked Michigan on the "crystal ball" thing on 247sports.
Also the CEO of 247sports has predicted Michigan for Malik McDowell and Jabrill Peppers.
That has to be a good thing right??
Go Blue, Jabrill!
This seems like a great and horrible spot at the same time for us. Logically, from everything we have heard the past two months, there is no way he chooses any school other than UM. However, as recruiting goes, you just never know. I cannot fathom what will happen if he chooses to go elsewhere, but I can imagine the euphoria that will ensue if he chooses the good guys.
Unfortunately there will be a certain portion of the Michigan fanbase that will abuse him on the twitters if that happens. Just look at the abuse that Wiggins has been subjected to after committing to Kansas.
other fanbases trolling. Why in the world would anyone give Watson crap for choosing Kansas when our coaches stopped recruiting him?
Oh and btw- Twitter is the Devil.
C'mon, it's a guarantee that whenever a high-profile recruit chooses another school over UM that at least one jackass on MGoBlog flames the kid, and MLive is radioactive. A portion of every fanbase is subhuman; we just hope/assume that our subhuman portion is smaller than other schools. It's still there, though, lurking.
But the OP did not mean "UM fans" gave crap to Kyron Watson, I haven't seen anything and I don't think Watson is being attacked at all. He meant, and typed Wiggins, meaning Andrew Wiggins, the #1 basketball player in the country, who chose KU yesterday, referencing the fact that he's been harassed by other fanbases.
will pull out all the stops to get him down south. Even though the signs seem to point to Michigan right now, nothing would surprise me. I've been watching recruiting too long to assume anything.
Mike Ferrell said surprise visit is Thursday, which makes me think it's to Rutgers since its during the week. Maybe?
Seeing Peppers end up at Alabama or LSU or Stanford would be disappointing enough, but if he chose Rutgers over Michigan the meltdown around here would be entertaining as hell, in a masochistic sort of way.
Since it's next Thursday, he's coming to Ann Arbor Thursday night, spending all weekend here and committing Sunday! BOOM, figured it all out!
Derrick Green, Drake Harris, now this (presumably)! I can't help but to be reminded of Dee Hart and Sammy Watkins slipping through RR's hands. While it would be nice to have Laquon Treadwell as a target this fall, Brady continues to amaze me in selling the family culture and tradition of excellence and closing out these recruits.
I'm usually on the good riddance train when it comes to RR but didn't be lose them primarily because of job security and program uncertainty issues?
Now I'm going to have the nervous shakes for the next 11 days.
Mine are called DTs. Doc says they may go away someday.
As Bart Scott would say "can't wait"
So, after that I have to find something else to obsess about. Like Hand.
We have lost focus on Hand due to Peppers. I sure hope Mattison hasn't.
I agree. We haven't harrassed him at school/home enough. After we lock up peppers he won't be able to sh*t without his phone ringing!
That's the spirit! Why wait for his phone to ring on the toilet? Just hide in his toilet. If he shits a tune even remotely close to the victors, then we will have our answer.
you don't have Peppers on it.
Peppers commit on 26th tells the Nation we are not playing nice in the sandbox anymore!!!!
I think his references to Charles Woodson is an indicator...you want to beat Charles you need to do it with the same helmet and same turf son!!!
Championships here we come!
Unfortunately the field isn't grass anymore... Shit!
Not trying to get begged here but count me as fairly nervous. All signs point to yes, but we are set up for a complete board (and in my case personal) meltdown if this doesn't go our way... All of my fingers will be crossed until he decides
Why the announcement would be on a Sunday?
Just like Trey when he decided to leave. It's only obvious that he will not pick M due to this date
and I won't count on it until he makes the announcement, but it just seems like all signs are pointing to us right now. Think of Green, where he had taken tons of visits here, and hadn't really been focusing on other places. This feels similar. Peppers has been here multiple times, and can't even make it out to his presumed 2 (Stanford) to visit before he decides? With a second visit to a program that is close to him, but destroyed for the forseeable future (PSU)? And maybe casual interest in an SEC school that really has very few of the qualities that the other schools have (such as academics)? It would just feel surprising if he picked someplace else at this point, though stranger things have happened. Bottom line: It would be absolutely amazing if he picked us, and so people are excited. If he doesn't, oh well, we'll be fine.
This is like the fourth time I've heard you say this. Being different doesn't mean you're just out to troll people and do the opposite of what everyone thinks. If that were really true, he wouldn't be going to another school to play football, he weould be moving to Norway to become an olympic ski jumper. I think you're just calling this kid a troll. While it may be true, there is just zero evidence for this at this point.
overthinking, and fear. Honestly though, to think that not only another team has passed us without a visit, but passed us enough to know he wants to go there? I mean i think if another team had been added to the frey do you really need to commit now? i mean he wouldnt want to take a first visit there? or a second visit here? Im feeling good!
Is tweeting that he is taking 2 more visits. One to PSU who is the last one?
It's a surprise.
My naive wishful thinking hopes that it's in Ann Arbor on ESPN, but then reality kicks in and I start to cry.
Ole Miss.. Probably Bama though
Considering the visit will happen on Thursday, most think Rutgers (like 15 min from him).
I didn't see it in the thread, but 247Sports had a little bit about the rationale behind setting the date as he did (HERE).
According to his coach, he simply doesn't want his choice to be a distraction going into their summer practices and then into his senior year. In all the material that we've posted here, you get the sense that he's a very driven, focused kid, so that makes complete sense really.
Peppers would be a phenomenal get, of course, and for anyone who hasn't seen his highlight reel (that would be very few here, I am sure), it is highly recommended.
This would be a great time to still have Jack Kennedy on campus.
Jabrill Peppers - the name alone sounds like an All American NFL first rounder.
regardless of gender
The good news is that this won't be dragged out until we are nauseous. If (for some crazy reason) Peppers goes elsewhere, it's early enough to eye other top targets and evaluate accordingly. Worst case scenario would have been hanging on until the end of the recruiting cycle to find out he is going somewhere else. Nonetheless, I don't think we have to worry about this whole going elsewhere business.
So you're saying there's a chance?!
This would make me so happy.
Wow that's soon
With such a small recruiting class I sure hope it doesn't fill up before Peppers gets a chance to make his decision on the 26th.
I am against this signing because then we'll be subjected to 8 months of rumors of Peppers wanting to visit Alabama and Florida. Please give me a Sparty 2 star instead who I know the most paranoid among us won't be worried about him leaving for a SEE EEE CEEE offer.
From a local news article, Peppers comments that he "Knows and feels very confident in the decision."
Doesn't sound like he's planning on changing his mind in the next week, which is great for us.
Exactly, clearly it's Michigan. I don't see how it could be anyone else.
I'd tend to agree with you, but these are 17-18 year old kids and their minds can change pretty quickly. Bias aside, I'm expecting he'll pick Michigan, but I wouldn't be totally shocked if he picked a place like Alabama instead.
watched his highlite reel or whatever they call it these days. This guy IS the real deal and I am flat out afraid to say he will come here for fear of him doing the opposite, just to show us we don't know diddley squat about what or why his decision is what it is. From this day forward I will not watch another Utube clip of any five star recruit, unless they commit. I know I would not mind nearly as much, had I not seen this kid play on a different level than his competition.
That was a clever trick saying you won't watch Utube, when you will actually be watching 5 stars on YouTube. Good one.
This would be huge.
I'll bet that he commits to MSU and then decomitts and comes to Michigan. Of course he'll blast them on the way out the door, too. It's almost becoming a ritual now.
I will be with the wife and kids at Disney World. I think it kind of fitting my kids will be in a place where their dreams come true while I continually check my phone to see if mine do too.
Only question is what ride should I go on when he announces?