I know we hear the phrase all the time of Michigan feeling like a family, but I really get the feeling our players and committs really want to return Michigan to glory and want our coaches and just the team as a whole to be successful more than some other programs. Sometimes I get the sense athletes want to succeed for more selfish reasons, but I get the feeling our guys really appreciate each other and desperately want to see everyone be successful, not just themselves.
New Jabrill Peppers USA Today blog post. On Hand and Fournette: "I'm bringing both of them"
Sounds like a good question for the former Michigan player guest speaker at the next MGoBlog Sports Power Weekend.
It's possible that recruits have always done recruiting on their own, but I'm guessing that the proliferation of summer camps coupled with the ubiquitousness of social media and the prestige given to recruiting class rankings are what is really behind this phenomenon.
Jabrill just rated 100 on 247!
And Cameron Robinson and Fournette got 101's. What scale is this thing on? Or is this an instance of 'infinity plus one!!'
Am not about to start doubting you, Commissioner Peppers. bring them both to ann arbor, win those state track records, then start as a freshman.
Stopping short of rabacking it, but I've caught his confidence.
+1 for your avatar. That grimace should be put on a t-shirt should he come to Michigan.
I believe somewhere he said that he wanted to create his own legacy with another number.
Hand and Fournette? More power to ya Jabrill.
I think Hand chose Michigan on his own
Thish would be shamaizing. Ash Dr Lou would shay.
He's focussed on a goal. He's confident, He thinks big. He shoots for the best. Great qualities of a Michigan Man. I thought Ferns was a great recruiter. But he may have met his match with young Mr. Peppers. The rest of this recruiting year should be interesting to say the least.
You must be an "insider".
I can't remember which thread it was in but I definitely saw it as well. He is going to be up this way for something else and is planning on stopping by AA.
They should do a complimentary visit.
Is not just his confidence, but they way he manages to be so confident without any hint of arrogance. You get the feeling that he'll not only try to be the best he can be, but to encourage those around him to be the best they can be too.
with your assesment..Its NOT arrogance its his complete and utter desire TO WIN and thats the way it comes across...Cant wait till he shows up
All hail the commish
My first impression reading that was being blown away by the writing style. I'm sure he had some help editing it, but compared to what you see called "essays" some of the D1 football players, that was a million times better and he's not even a senior in HS.
son of a bitch this kids the bomb!!!!
Peppers, you bring both of them and your legendary status has already began brother before your first game.
Look at Shane Morris, guy is already god and hasn't even played yet. Everyone wants to see this kid throw the rock!!!
How could you not love this kid?!
And if he keeps making this much sense im not going to be able to refer to him as a kid much longer. Cannot wait for this kid to enroll and get on campus. Brady Hoke found a gem here and the fact they he landed this kid speaks volumes to where this program is going. Go Blue and Go Jabrill!
If he was a REAL recruiter, he'd already be lining up 5-stars for the 2015 class. I mean, 2014 is SO next year. /s
...you mean "last year."
That was the joke.
From his lips to God's ears.
Good luck and godspeed, sir!
May the wind be at your back.
Just continues rising on my Scoville Scale! Dude's on fire!
IIRC, Campbell is the mayor of Ann Arbor.
I have hand
Oh ho ho!
George is getting upset.
Either someone here hates Seinfeld or has never seen it. That was one of my favorite episodes so +1 to you all!
"Oh yeah, those are nice. You know, I've never noticed this before?! They're smooth, creamy. Delicate, yet....masculine."
hes ALLLLLLLLL about Michigan and WINNING!...hes a TRUE Michigan man!
Why do I let a 17 year old kid toy with my emotions so?
I can (barely) remember what it was like to be 17. I remember that most often the things on my mind where girls, partying and playing sports and anything else was lucky to get a second thought.
This guy is incredible to me, how focused he is on things that matter in life like his education and what could be his professional football career. Already trying to acclimate to what it will be like in University and trying to help his future team on the recruiting trail as well. I honestly get the sense that he belives he can do anything he puts his mind to, and he's is quickly making a believer out of me as well.
If I'd had almost a sure-thing lucrative professional career ahead of me, I probably would have been far more focused too...
Aw, who'm I kidding—girls and partying would still have been my focus.
the BLUE PEPPER!
to Mr. Peppers