'14 Peppers offered by childhood favorite

Don Bosco sophomore Ath. Jabrill Peppers has picked up an offer from Michigan. GBW caught up with the rising 2014 prospect as he talked about being a lifelong Michigan fan, the possibility of playing cornerback for the Wolverines, his decision time table, and more.

Don Bosco Prep sophomore athlete Jabrill Peppers is a lifelong Michigan fan. And he recently picked up an offer to play for the Wolverines.

Michigan has offered the rising 2014 athlete to play defensive back, Peppers told GoBlueWolverine.com.

"I always liked Michigan," said Peppers, who currently also holds offers from Notre Dame, Rutgers, and South Carolina. "I always liked the school part of Michigan, the tradition—everything about the school. So when they offered, I was like ‘Wow.' Growing up as a Michigan fan, that's crazy. Now that I am given the opportunity to end up going there and perform, I'm just feeling good right now."

At 6-foot-0, 190-pounds, Peppers started at running back and cornerback for the powerhouse Don Bosco team that finished 11-0 and were the No. 1 team in the country by many polls. As a sophomore, Peppers ran for 1,004 yards and 22 touchdowns at running back, but the Wolverines are looking at him as a defensive back. The possibility of playing cornerback at Michigan, is "Big", said Peppers.

"I would love to play corner anywhere, but if it's at Michigan—that's, like, big," Peppers said. "That's real big right there. Corner is all about attitude. You got to have swag. It's you against the receiver. If I am over the slot or wherever they may use me at—I feel like I am so competitive that I will not allow myself to be beat. If I do, forgot about the play. You need amnesia."

"If that day ever does come and I step on the field as a Wolverine, I would be ecstatic."

Now that Peppers has the offer the next step is Michigan getting a visit from the rising 2014 prospect. Peppers said he would like to visit the Ann Arbor campus, but there is no set date as of yet.

Regarding a possible visit he said, "I don't know yet, I'm going to talk to my coach. And we are going figure that whole thing out."

While flattered by the Maize & Blue offer, Peppers said he is in no rush to make a final college decision.

"I'm going to take this process slow, just to make sure when that day comes when I have to make my decision, I'm making the right one."


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