Speight and Peppers Named Captains For Tomorrows UA All-Star Game

Submitted by MJ14 on January 1st, 2014 at 11:54 PM

Wilton Speight and Jabrill Peppers have been named team captains for team Nitro for tomorrows game. The game is at 4 pm tomorrow. I figure I'll throw some other good info from the last few pratices in this thread as well. 


5-stars Da'Shawn Hand & Jabrill Peppers tied for the most votes among standout performers for Day 3 at #UAAllAmerica. More later from Scout.

— John Garcia Jr. (@JohnGarcia_Jr) December 31, 2013

On @JabrillPeppers, "It’s not even close. He’s the best one I’ve coached," said Herm Edwards, who has coached @AllAmericaGame three years.

— Taylor (@azaniacs) December 31, 2013

From @HermEdwardsESPN to @JabrillPeppers after another PBU: "Pep, tell these boys you got a blanket for em over here! Got em ALL covered!"

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) December 31, 2013

There's so much to like about Jabril Peppers. While others taking a break, he's working on footwork all by himself. #GoBlue #UAAllAmerica

— RecruitingNation (@RecruitingESPN) December 30, 2013

Jabrill Peppers now taking snaps out of the wildcat for Team Nitro. Look for that Thursday #UAAllAmerica #Michigan

— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) December 30, 2013

cont'd @HermEdwardsESPN: "I'm going to call (Hoke) next week and tell him 'you've got a good one now. @JabrillPeppers can go!' #UAALLAMERICA

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) December 31, 2013

Up front @bmone5252 had his best day. Overpowering in 1-on-1s. Still learning pass rush moves, but power game is already there #UAALLAMERICA

— Sam Webb (@SamWebb77) December 31, 2013

https://vine.co/v/hVnj79ampX7 - This is a vine from TomVH of Bryan Mone going one on one.

Bryan Mone has been impressive today on the interior line, maybe Team Nitro's best interior lineman today #goblue #uaallamerica

— Scott Kennedy (@ScoutKennedy) December 31, 2013

#Michigan commit Juwan Bushell-Beatty held his own in several 1-on-1 reps vs. #Alabama commit Da'Shawn Hand today at practice #UAAllAmerica

— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) December 30, 2013

Out at the #OffenseDefenseBowl practice, #Michigan LB commit Chase Winovich with an acrobatic interception in the end zone during 1-on-1's

— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) January 1, 2014

Just thought I would share some of the good news from twitter with you guys. There was another one I couldn't find but essentially Herm Edwards called Deion Sanders over and asked if Sanders thought Peppers was the best they've seen in 3 years. Sanders agreed that Peppers is the best they've seen.

There is also some news that Bushell-Beatty had a rough few reps with Hand but then held his own the next few. Thus people saying he split reps with him. I know some people last time I made a post thought I was just sharing all good news. So, I am trying to share everything I have heard. I'm excited about the whole class. I think it will be a very good class. 



January 2nd, 2014 at 5:50 AM ^

for competition and maximizing his talent. His moxie will be a major benefit to UM - maybe more than his physical skills.
Suspect the older guys better get ready for him to challenge them for playing time and their will to succeed. He won't accept mediocrity from team mates.That trait is exactly the same as Charles.


January 2nd, 2014 at 2:23 AM ^

IF, and it's a very big IF, Al is savvy enough about the way he incorporates Jabrill into the offense. Most of the other freshmen sensations you allude to have been quarterbacks (like you said Winston, also Johnny football), so I'm just hoping Borges conjures up something that is half intelligient when it comes to getting Peppers the football.
/folds hands to pray

Edit: And those qb's were redshirt freshmen, they had an entire year to learn the system.


January 2nd, 2014 at 8:24 AM ^

Thanks for sharing this. It is encouraging to know that we not only have several recruits playing in the UA game (as well as Cole being in the Army game), but some of them are being placed in a position of leading the team that they are on. I rather like that they get the opportunity to know each other better through these game before they arrive on campus - it seems like developing those relationships early should be beneficial. 


January 2nd, 2014 at 8:32 AM ^

I am really excited about this incoming class, and it will be fun to see them compete in this game. This collection of talent isn't quite Div.1 competition, but it's a window for these guys to see how much better you have to be just to compete at the next level.


January 2nd, 2014 at 10:45 AM ^

I remember Joe Bolden being "impressive" too.  And Derick Green...and...

Until I actually see Hoke and the boys develop players that clearly "impress" in B1G games, and games on the road - I'm finding it more and more difficult to get excited about up and coming recruits.  Sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but the pudding lately has just not tasted as advertised.


January 2nd, 2014 at 11:35 AM ^

You mean Joe Bolden the sophomore and Derrick Green the true freshman? How can you possibly judge the coaches on "player development" based on guys that have been in the program less than 18 months? Wait until these guys have had 3+ years and then comment on their development - otherwise you are just showing your own ignorance.