From what I hear on this site, you will.
Peppers breaks NJ state record in 200
So does this mean that when he commits, his Hello post will have zero out of five fakes for his forty time?
it would have 0 fakes for his 200 time.
so you can display all of that awesomeness in a maize and blue #2 Jersey...
He won't wear #2, he'll create his own legends jersey.
His "Legends" uniform may very well be a Maize and Blue "Flash" costume.
there has been talk that #2 will be similar to the #1 jersey for receivers, but for DBs instead. Personally I love the idea, but Peppers can have whatever number he wants AFAIC.
I like the legends jersey idea and I think more importantly the kids like them. Especially the top end kids - they are competitive by nature and dangling that bone in front of them seems to be a part of the soup that draws them in.
The downside to the legends jersey is it no longer allows new legend jerseys. If the next superstar is #4 or #83 or whatever, he will never get a chance to get that # to be legendary since by his 3rd or 4th year he will onto his legend jersey.
But again these are first world problems.
I would think the kid has a chance to graciously decline the offer for switching numbers and continue wearing his orginal number. This would also allow the competitive by nature athlete to make a legend number himself.
i hope he wears 5 like he did in hs and makes that a legend jersey
Our helmets have wings!
Well, for a WR like him that shouldn't be too much of a revelation, he can stretch the field and... oh, he's not a WR you say? My interest grows...
ala, Mr. Woodson.
I don't see how you can keep this kid off the field. He is just that damn gifted/talented of an athlete. And I'm talking about his freshman year also..just put him out there and he will make plays. He could very well be UM's version of "Honey Badger" but, ya know, sans the weed and substance abuse issues.
Now back to the New York Times Saturday crossword.
Just so everybody knows, this is a photoshopped picture and shouldn't be believed to actually have been sent to Mr. Peppers by Mississippi State. I know some of you thought the previous ones were real but I assure you this one isn't as well.
Liar. They're all real and from Mississippi State!
You sure make the internet less fun, Mr. Cheetah.
Next thing you're gonna tell us is that Tara Reid's boobs are fake and that Falcon Heene isn't really floating away in a balloon...
Who is Tara Reid?
As a senior in HS Denard ran it in 21.89 sec.
he could catch Denard?
Wouldn't you like to be a Pepper, too?
Please please please tell me that was a short circuit reference. I am just going to pretend it is even if you didn't intend it that way.
As another interesting reference, Joe Staley, the 49ers starting left tackle, ran a 21.40 200m in high school at Rockford. He took second in the state, in d1. He was a year behind me and I ran against him often (though usually a bit behind him).
Jesus! How big was he when he did that? And what was your time? I never ran an impressive time in the 200m (PR in the 25s) and 400m in 54's.
He was just as tall but not nearly as heavy, I think he only weighed 210-220 or so, and was recruited as a speedy TE. Then he bulked up like mad in college and is now a freakishly athletic OT.
I ran in the high 22s in the 200. I was good, but not elite like these guys.
Yeah. My most competitive event was LJ, (and baseball. )
You're a Rockford guy too?
I'm having a hard time with that. I know top-end speed is only part of the equation, but that is fast - really fast. I look forward to seeing him, Michigan is where he needs to be.
200 meters is more than two full football fields long (218 yards). It's not just a measure of speed but also your ability to maintain your top speed for some time. Sprinters typically hit their top speed around the 60-meter mark or so, so in the 200 you've got to hang on for awhile after that.
I know how long 200 meters is. I even know how long a football field is. I meant I was having a hard time with his time being that much faster than Denard's. I can understand it, but regardless, that is quite a comparison.
Someone with proper skills can embed, but he smoked em'. Wasn't even close. It even looks like he lets up towards the end. Pretty impressive.
Love the subdued "holy shit" as he's about to cross the finish line.
That was the understatment of the year. Damn that kid is quick.
That kind of gap at a state meet is unreal.
That time is pushing hard on Woolfolk the Elder's 33 year old Michigan Record for the Outdoor 200.
Love the commentary as he was just finishing. Pretty much sums up what I was thinking, too.
none of these kids know what in hell we're talking about. Punks.
Is there any risk Rutgers makes a move now that they're a serious player and in the Big Ten? Delaney said he thinks they can become a real powerhouse and that.... HAHAH kidding... kidding...
Impressive. What is his time in the 100?
Also a talented track athlete, Peppers set the New Jersey Non-Public Class A outdoor 100-meter dash record with a time of 10.77 seconds.
For football, that translates to "fast, but he wouldn't pass Denard on most plays". Denard ran a 10.44 in high school. The Michigan track record is 10.22 for comparison.
I don't think that's updated. I'm pretty sure he ran a faster time just a few weeks ago.
His 10.2 as stated below is nothing short of sick for a HS Senior. He will have enough breath left to laugh at receivers while they try to shake him.
I would like to see a list of New Jersey's top 200 m times. Butch Woolfolk name is probably on the list and he was in HS in the late 70's. Woolfolk had the fastest 100 m and 200 m times in the nation as a high school senior in 1978
What's his 3-cone time?
to don the Maize and Blue.
Is he being recruited for track as well? A guy that fast at this age could contend for the NCAA title, and possibly be a candidate for the Olympics if he keeps developing.
That is awesome. A 200m dash is far from applicable to football, but it speaks to his overall athleticism. Go Blue already Jabrill!
A 10.2 in the 100 if true is pretty damn fast too, and a bit more relevant to the football field.
If it was a 10.20, he would own 2nd place all-time, for Michigan Track records. Faster than Woolfolk, faster than Wheatley, faster than Denard. I think we can go out on a limb and say it might be just a bit relevant. The things that a stop-watch can't measure I'm willing to leave to the coaching staff.
I just watched his highlight video and I've never seen such gamebreaking shiftiness and ability to play multiple positions (RB, WR, LB, and CB) in one player. He's like Reggie Bush and Honey Badger all in one, but better since he's got a bigger frame. More than anyone left on the board I would like Peppers to commit to play for the Wolverines. I already miss Denards video game playmaking and I think Peppers can bring that same showtime brand to Ann Arbor. With Mattison's mad scientist blitzing schemes and Peppers ability to get through and around small spaces, our defense will be SCARY good.
speed. But with a nastier disposition. He actually likes hitting.