May 23rd, 2013 at 9:26 AM ^

Magnus, is the rap game a legit threat for Peppers, or do we feel he will likely go the conventional route and accept a college scholarship?


May 23rd, 2013 at 9:40 AM ^

All that said, football is the top priority. That's how I'm planning to feed my family and it's my love so I train really hard at that every day trying to be the best player that I can.

I also read somewhere that he was smart enough to acknowledge that a rap career and education are not mutually exclusive, but I can't find that right now. 


May 23rd, 2013 at 1:04 PM ^

I know, I know... rule number 1... but how is this:


Magnus, is the rap game a legit threat for Peppers, or do we feel he will likely go the conventional route and accept a college scholarship?

... flamebait? Do I have to spell it out with a /s for any of the mouthbreathers on the board?

Blue in Yarmouth

May 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 AM ^

From the video I see a little cockiness, but nothing too terrible. I remember vividly our best CB in my lifetime being pretty cocky when he went up against top competition (specifically David Boston). Probably my favorite football moment was watching those two battle it out and having it come to a climax with the two of them wildly swinging for eachother.

I think Peppers is a little cocky, but don't see it being to egregious IMHE. I think he walks that line pretty well from what I saw on the video anyway. I can't wait until Sunday so this suspense can be over!


May 23rd, 2013 at 1:55 PM ^

Marcus Ray and Sam Webb have told the story a half dozen times leading into the Mott takeover of how when Woodson was a freshman Amani Toomer was an upperclassman and on one play in practice gave Charles an elbow to keep the freshman in his place and the next play Woodson comes back and sticks it to Amani, and they end up fighting.

One of those coaching moments for Lloyd where you're going "ok, ok, break it up!" but thinking "Hey, I may have something here....!" Considering Hoke wants his teams "Tough" more than anything else, I don't think it'll bother him too much.


May 23rd, 2013 at 9:50 AM ^

who noticed the "showboating" in highlight vids.  Don't get me wrong, I want Jabrill to commit as much as any other fan on the board.  However, it does seem a bit excessive, and things like jogging into the endzone you can't get away with as easily at the next level.  Buckle: engaged.


May 23rd, 2013 at 12:29 PM ^

Very simple:  you don't like what I'm doing, stop it.   Plain and simple.

That said, only little people need to dog and run down weaker opponents.  What I mean to say is that 'showboating'  doesn't have to be derogatory, but a little boasting makes the game more fun.

My favorite NFL players:  T.O.  85  R. Lewis (before the churchy whining last year)  LJ and  Woodson

Perkis-Size Me

May 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 AM ^

Peppers seems to have a good head on his shoulders so I'm not too concerned with the showboating right now. Hoke will have him get it under control if it ever goes too far, but at least it shows that he has confidence in himself.

beat ohio

May 23rd, 2013 at 9:54 AM ^

Magnus, this is the most positive scouting report you've put out that I can remember outside of the Da'shawn Hand one. That makes me extraordinarily giddy inside


May 23rd, 2013 at 11:02 AM ^

I didn't realize he didn't play CB in high school.  I have seen his highlight tapes before although never watched till the end.  I knew he obviously played RB, but I assumed he played CB too.  I feel like guys with his ranking typically are guys that come in and start immediately, but now I'm doubting if he can do that if he has never played CB before.  It seems like his easiest transition would be nickel his freshman year once Dymonte moves over to safety and then replace Taylor when he graduates.  Do  you see him as a full time starter as a freshman and able to learn the position fast enough to play his freshman year?


BTW good call on Reggie Bush, very similar size, build, skill set.  They even look alike.


May 23rd, 2013 at 11:43 AM ^

He has played CB. His freshman and sophomore year he played CB at Don Bosco and won national freshman and sophomore of the year (probably partially because Bosco is a national HS powerhouse). He transferred to Paramus, and they have him play safety/nickel. I'm not sure why, but putting him there probably makes him more active in a high school D than just leaving him wide and having offenses just stay away from him.


May 23rd, 2013 at 10:55 AM ^

Magnus, curious if you could provide a comparison between Peppers and Woodson at this stage?  Seems like he's the most dynamic DB prospect we've brougth in since Chuck, so it's odd the apples/apples comparison hasn't been made yet about Chuck coming out of high school to Michigan and JabReal.


May 23rd, 2013 at 10:57 AM ^

When rumors seemed to predict the coming of an honored #2 jersey, I was pretty certain it would go to Countess first. He is an unbelievable CB. Then D. Thomas signed up and had a marvelous spring and I was like, well maybe he could earn it instead seeing that Countess is coming off an injury. Now dreams of Peppers seem likely reality and his legend is already growing and I'm like... he's the perfect match for the new #2.

And here is where I'll state that I'm enjoying UM football and our future potential. Give me more.

True Blue Grit

May 23rd, 2013 at 11:14 AM ^

player.  If he comes to Michigan, he'll be an All-American almost for sure.  Watching his film, he's a man among boys.  If he does play corner, I can't remember a bigger, more physical one that we've had. 

I think if he comes here, Hoke and Mattison will solve any showboating issue or problem very quickly. 


May 23rd, 2013 at 11:33 AM ^

I see peppers as more of a running back than a corner. I guess he could excel at CB but why put someone with his burst at CB when he could be a definite game changer at RB?


May 23rd, 2013 at 11:45 AM ^

Woodson was a running back in high school, and was recruited as such by a bunch of schools. I'd imagine he'll see both sides of the ball, but the kid looks for all the world like what a corner would look like if you could mold one from scratch.

I suppose there are worse problems to have than "where should we put our freak athlete?"